Just read this piece in WIRED: IBM gives birth to amazing email-less man! Suarez is my man!
And after Altos decalred it will rid itself of internal email by 2014, Volkswagen has declared it will turn off Blackberry email to some employees during non-work hours.
Aside from the wasting time, there’s a “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” passive-aggressiveness to the way many people use email, with the strategic bcc and cover-you-ass emailing Suarez says. Suarez now uses social media or IBM’s internal social network. These are more transparent than email and that transparency builds trust.
Here’s a great conversation on transparency in the workplace: Glasshouse Conversations.