Overwhelmed by e-mail? Try E-mail-free Fridays or E-mail Bankruptcy


Michelle - E-mail overload is caused by the sheer volume of messages zipping around the globe.White-collar workers often receive 140 messages a day. Some professionals are fighting back by declaring e-mail-free Fridays — or by deleting their entire in-box.

Prominent tech bloggers are tackling the problem individually by declaring “e-mail bankruptcy” — deleting or archiving an entire in-box and starting over.

Intel has kicked off “Zero E-mail Fridays” - e-mail isn’t forbidden, but everyone is encouraged to phone or meet face-to-face. It can take four minutes to refocus on work after checking an e-mail. E-mail-free Fridays give employees more time to solve customers’ problems. Link.

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Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal is a Google Developer Expert in Google Workspace and Google Apps Script. He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science (I.I.T.) and is the first professional blogger in India. He is the developer of Mail Merge for Gmail and Document Studio. Read more on Lifehacker and YourStory

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