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CEO Bans Internal Emails At His Company For One Week

  • Forbes, Tuesday, October 30, 2012 4:16 PM

When a CEO realized that internal email comprised half to three-quarters of all traffic at his company, that his employees were spending an inordinate amount of time sifting through it, that it limited accountability, personal contact and productivity, and that it "facilitates lazy and thoughtless communication" he made the decsion to ban it for a week. The result is that the organization started paying more attention to what was important to the company, instead of what felt urgent in the inbox. Stress fell, productivity rose, and the CEO concluded that email was preventing the company from doing its best work.

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