Email is a ruthless delegation machine & your daily to-do list imposed by others
Too much email (newsletters, Q&A, announcements, status reports, Reply to All, etc. etc.) = Information Overload!
Private (closed team collaboration)
Not open & transparent enough
Not smarter enough (i.e. Reply to All, "political" emails, bullying, sense of guilt, selfishness)
Don't have time!
Already busy processing daily email
It's for fun, not business! Really? Still?
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)
Smarter, more meaningful work
Others jumping in as well
Addressing expectations better through trust, openness, transparency
Use social software daily instead
Walk the talk!
Email no longer only one in town
Except calendaring & scheduling events
Except 1:1 confidential / sensitive emails
Everything else OUT!
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
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!
Group them all
Identify which ones to move out
Start moving them away slowly
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!