Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.

John F. Kennedy

Email – saviour or timewaster?

Take a cool detached look at your inbox and ask yourself, do you really need all that email? Sixty-six per cent of people I work with tell me they only need between 25–75 per cent of what they receive. Now ask yourself:

  • Do you receive too much email? Most people will say yes.
  • Do you send too much? Most people don’t think they do.

Where has all this email come from? And how much time (and natural resources) is being wasted by all this unnecessary email? My work and research reveals that most people waste about 21 working days per year (half a day a week) simply dealing with unwanted emails. Add to this time wasted reading and ...

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