The Corrosive Effect of E-Mail

E-mail was intendend to make work easier. In fact, the simple communication corrodes structured workflows and becomes the work itself.

Most knowl­edge work­ers believe that email is a pas­sive tool they choose to use to make their real work eas­i­er. But […] this tech­nol­o­gy is not pas­sive; it instead active­ly changes what we mean by “real work.”

Cal New­port. A Mod­est Pro­pos­al: Elim­i­nate Email. In: Har­vard Busi­ness Review, Feb­ru­ary 18, 2016.

Meet­ings are by def­i­n­i­tion a con­ces­sion to defi­cient orga­ni­za­tion. For one either meets or one works.

Peter F. Druck­er. The Effec­tive Excec­u­tive, S. 44

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