Steve Kovach, a writer for Business Insider, talks about his recent week away from email. He disabled Twitter and email notifications on his phone for a week, then
Today’s bit of thoughtful humor, from The Oatmeal. As always, some bad words, so NSFW. I especially like the comparison of texts and email.
When I was working on my dissertation I spent a week at Exeter University. It’s a lovely place, I think-- I really saw nothing other than the library,
“most companies have no clear understanding of how their leaders and employees are spending their collective time”
Harvard Business Review has a long piece by several Bain & Co. consultants on how much time organizations waste through email, meetings, etc. TL;DR version: it’s a lot,
The German ministry of labor banned non-emergency after-hours messages a week after my book came out. Mere coincidence?
Though I only just found out (via Ana Díaz-Hernández) that last summer, the German Ministry of Labor, concerned about overworking employees, set new guidelines against non-emergency communications with Ministry employees
The Wall Street Journal reports on a new study of productivity, accessibility, and worker effectiveness: Reading and sending work email on a smartphone late into the evening doesn’t
“develop and use a new form of technology: technology that doesn’t exploit us, but that does support us”
Because I can't cover the whole world, I just found out about Offtime, a project out of Berlin to develop an app to manage calls, texts, etc. while
Kingston Business School professor Emma Russell has been researching e-mail interruptions [pdf] and strategies (good and bad) for dealing with them. Science Daily reports that Russell conducted in-depth
Stop multitasking, schedule email, fight the “distraction addiction”… where have I heard all this before?
Lots of stuff in my Twitter feed coming in about an article by business consultant Kevin Eikenberry titled, wait for it, "Overcoming the Distraction Addiction." [W]hat can we
“often the best way to… persuade people… is by putting things down on paper in a kind of careful and deliberate way”
Supreme Court justices don't communicate with each other via email. Elena Kagan explains why: [Y]ou have to remember that the Court is an institution where...we're not horse trading.