October 08, 2007

Email-Free Fridays

This is very tempting.

My question is, does "email-free" mean that you don't check your email -- which only postpones the problem -- or do you reject any email arriving on Friday -- which could lead to some problems from important senders who aren't clued-in.

Overwhelmed by e-mail? Some professionals are fighting back by declaring e-mail-free Fridays — or by deleting their entire in-box.

Today about 150 engineers at chipmaker Intel (INTC) will kick off "Zero E-mail Fridays." E-mail isn't forbidden, but everyone is encouraged to phone or meet face-to-face. The goal is more direct, free-flowing communication and better exchange of ideas, Intel principal engineer Nathan Zeldes says in a company blog post.

OK, I see. Well then it's not exactly "email free" is it.

Nevertheless, a step in a good direction.

ByTheWay, the kids are way ahead on this. They have all turned their backs on email already. But are IM interruptions any better?

Posted by jackhodgson at October 8, 2007 11:22 AM