The Value of Email

Merlin Mann, in his regular elegant style, says “Organizing your email is about as useful as alphabetizing your recycling.”

He quotes the NY Times, who had a great infographic showing that a large part of your office time is lost to “Interruptions by things that aren’t urgent or important, like unnecessary e-mail messages” and Merlin then asks this question:

What does a company get out of its employees spending half their day using an email program?

He goes on to put a lot of thought into the question – and if some days you feel overwhelmed by your email, I highly recommend the read.

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