The #noemail concept is a new one to me, a move to get away from email as a source of business communication.
After an initial reaction of "how would we get things done?" I thought about the amount of time spent emailing a colleague sitting two desks away, and how collaboration and interaction could be enhanced by simply walking over and having a conversation.
There are a host of stats that give you pause for thought in this post: Death to Emails: The Trick to Sending Fewer Emails at Work along with some thoughts on what you can do to start cutting down on emails.
I love the concept and the possibility of increased productivity, collaboration and interaction - so I'll be starting to take some of the baby steps over the next few weeks and see how I get on.
Email has created an overload of unnecessary communication, Per Radicati Group on average, corporate email users send and receive an estimated 117 emails per day today. With this vast number of messages demanding our attention, email clients haven’t adapted to the increase in traffic, leaving inbox’s full of messages that are ignored due to a lack of workflow management capabilities. This information overload has become a productivity drain. A huge amount of valuable company knowledge is locked up in emails and inaccessible to other employees. When someone leaves the company, this information is lost.