I am reminded of this whenever I see articles about reducing email traffic.
Hands up everyone who gets too much email. OK, so what are you going to do about it?
Some suggestions for alternatives to email were posted on the Thought Sparks blog, 13 Good Alternatives to Email : Thought Sparks some time ago. Worth a read.
But this guy has gone one better than just reading about it and is putting some of the ideas into practice:
A Refreshing New Way of Collaborating and Sharing Knowledge - Giving up on e-mail! (Part I)
This is the first in a series of posts where he tracks his progress. This is his most recent update: Giving up on Work e-mail - Status Report on Week 13
He has gone on to put together the following presentation. (Not as snappy as 'Meet Charlie', but there are a couple of gems in there - I particularly like slides 20-23)
Next08 - Thinking out of the Inbox - More Collaboration through less e-mail (Presentation Material):
So what have you tried to reduce the flood? (Use the comments facility to share your favourites).
To open the bidding, here are my two:
- Started using an RSS reader so I could unsubscribe from email alerts
- Started a Blog!