Tuesday, October 16, 2007

No Email Fridays - Good or bad idea

Intel is reported to be the latest company to be flirting with "no email Friday
", Note, "flirting" not actually imposing!

I tend to be suspicious of such ultimatums. Legislating an idea is not the best way to get it to work. We (the human race) should have learned that by now. You can go through history and find any number of examples where something legislated had an unintended effect that was far worse than the intent.

It would be better to reward good habits. Reward good behavior. Provide incentives for good behavior.

If your workplace were considering "no email Fridays", what would you do?

Thanks to IWDaily
for the incentive to share my 2 cents!

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