Banning Email in the Workplace Won't Last: Gartner
Banning email in the workplace has been a provocative idea among executives who say that the employees at their companies waste too much time responding to emails. The availability of enterprise level social sharing tools and the deluge of email has prompted "no email" policies at some businesses. But this idea is just a fad that will be short-lived, according to Gartner's latest Hype Cycle for social software report. Gartner analyst Jeffrey Mann writes in the report, "Although the concept of no-email is provocative and attractive on many levels, a narrow focus on eliminating the use of this one tool is unlikely to have a long life."