Giving up on Work e-mail – Status Report on Week 51 (SNBC – Connect, Collaborate, Innovate)
And we are back at it again, folks. Time for that weekly progress report on giving up e-mail at work where I am getting really, really, close to the one year anniversary of such remarkable quest: reducing my incoming e-mail count consistently over the last few months and, instead, use more and more social software tools to get the job done!
So here we are again, and, by the looks of it, it seems that the numbers for last week are back to the usual average I have been getting for a good number of months as well. But let’s get to the report itself so that you have an opportunity to check it out and see what’s changed from the previous week itself:
As you would be able to see, the number of incoming e-mails went up again to the usual average: 30 e-mails a week, but what seems to be most interesting is the fact that both at the beginning of the week and at the end the peaks of incoming e-mails are rather low, which is starting to make me think that’s probably when people are doing most of the work (i.e. Monday / Tuesday) or preparing for the weekend (i.e. Friday). And somehow mid-week is when the number of e-mails seems to be the highest. Interesting fact, eh? Well, let’s see what happens this week and see if that new trend confirms itself or not. I will keep you all posted!
For now though, I thought I would share with you a couple of interesting links, which I am sure you are going to enjoy quite a bit.
A few days ago, David Christopher (From Oracle‘s Social Networking & Business Collaboration) sent across, through Twitter, a quick tweet sharing a new video he has been working on with Frank Bradley, where they are showing an "insight into the Social Networking & Business collaboration team in Oracle, the strategy and how we are bringing Web 2.0 into the business environment". Rather interesting and relevant stuff for those folks interested in Social Networking within the corporate world and a completely different perception from what we were exposed to at the Enterprise 2.0 conference (Link points to 2009′s event, by the way!) in Boston last June.
I won’t be saying much more about the videos themselves, other than point you to the couple of different takes that were made for it: Take I and Take II (Tried to embed the videos themselves over here, but, unfortunately, they messed up the blog post, so you would have to click on the links, I am afraid), as well as one single gem that shows up on both videos, which is one of their key objectives: Reduce email by 50%! Yes, by 50%!! I have been able to reduce my e-mail count by over 85% so far and I can imagine they would be doing something similar pretty soon. They are already making some really good progress!
So … who said again I am all by myself on this one? Oh, want to have another interesting bonus link? Check out what Hutch Carpenter and Jennifer Leggio have been doing lately under "One Thing Social Software Needs: The Guaranteed Delivery Button". Yes, indeed, slowly, but steadily, we are getting there!
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