A World Without Email (Thinking Outside the Inbox - There is no WE in email) #lawwe by Mind Map: A World Without Email
(Thinking Outside the
Inbox - There is no WE in email) #lawwe
4.3 stars - 10 reviews

A World Without Email (Thinking Outside the Inbox - There is no WE in email) #lawwe

Why did you do it?

Lack of productivity

Email is a ruthless delegation machine & your daily to-do list imposed by others

Mail jail

Too much email (newsletters, Q&A, announcements, status reports, Reply to All, etc. etc.) = Information Overload!

Not the best of collaboration & knowledge sharing tools

Private (closed team collaboration)

Not open & transparent enough

Not smarter enough (i.e. Reply to All, "political" emails, bullying, sense of guilt, selfishness)

Adopting social software as business tools

Don't have time!

Already busy processing daily email

It's for fun, not business! Really? Still?

How has it changed the way we work?

Increase of productivity

No more mail jail!

Knowledge is out there, flowing freely! I'm no longer the bottleneck

Open, public & transparent collaboration & knowledge sharing across the org. (self-serving)

Visibility & awareness

Smarter, more meaningful work

Others jumping in as well

Addressing expectations better through trust, openness, transparency

Reduced email by over 98% in 4 years

Use social software daily instead

Walk the talk!

Email no longer only one in town

How did you do it?

Announced it in Feb08 through blog posts

Positive reactions

Negative reactions

Studied my inbox to identify conversations

Except calendaring & scheduling events

Except 1:1 confidential / sensitive emails

Everything else OUT!

Started moving conversations away

Stopped replying to email

Started using social software tools to engage, 15 second rule: Sametime / IM, IBM Connections, Social Software Tools Suite (Internal / External)

Convinced AND educated others to make the move with me

Unsubscribed from newsletters, RSS as main source of info

Created "rules" (filters) to fight corporate spam

Tips on reducing email - Where do you start?!?

Don't reply to email!

The more email you reply to the more email you'll get back!

Apply the 15 second rule - Use Instant Messaging

Tell people about it - No more email for you!

Identify conversations

Group them all

Identify which ones to move out

Start moving them away slowly

Move content outside Inbox

Identify which social tools you'd use for those conversations (Use Cases), Blogs / Microblogs, Wikis, Social networking sites, Other social tools (file sharing, social bookmarking, tagging, community spaces, podcasts, etc. etc.)

Start making the move (the sooner, the better!)

Don't give up! Be stubborn & persevere!

Start today, not tomorrow... Today!

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