Zero-email Policy

by George Chetcuti [Published on 5 Dec. 2011 / Last Updated on 5 Dec. 2011]

According to a former French finance minister and present CEO of Atos tech firm, email is polluting the working environment and invading the personal lives of all. In order to stop this trend, Atos CEO has put in place a 'zero email' policy. The company employees use instant message and a Facebook-style interface instead when communicating internally and use emails only to communicate with customers and partners!
Thierry Breton Atos CEO stated that he did not sent an email for three years and his company will be evaluating a number of new tools to replace internal email including collaborative and social media tools. Although, Thierry's concerns are very valid and true, and there exists much better tools to communicate and share information effectively, I am not sure how practical it is to eradicate email completely from the internal communication channels?
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According to a former French finance minister and present CEO of Atos tech firm, email is polluting the working environment and invading the personal lives of all. In order to stop this trend, Atos CEO has put in place a 'zero email' policy. The company employees use instant message and a Facebook-style interface instead when communicating internally and use emails only to communicate with customers and partners!

Thierry Breton Atos CEO stated that he did not sent an email for three years and his company will be evaluating a number of new tools to replace internal email including collaborative and social media tools. Although, Thierry's concerns are very valid and true, and there exists much better tools to communicate and share information effectively, I am not sure how practical it is to eradicate email completely from the internal communication channels?

To read the full news item go here:

http://www.linkedin.com/news?actionBar=&articleID=946724522&ids=3ATcjAVejoReiMNcPwUej0UdjAIej0UdzwMdPkVb3gPdj4Td3AQeiMPejkRcz8Qd3AIcz8Rd38TdzgV&aag=true&freq=weekly&trk=eml-tod2-b-ttl-0&ut=2E5ULAUFKpuB01

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