CNN has posted an interesting story on e-mail addiction and a 12-Step program for fighting it:
“Developed for cases such as a golfer who checked his BlackBerry after every shot, and lost a potential client who wanted nothing to do with his obsession, Marsha Egan’s plan taps into deepening concern that e-mail misuse can cost businesses millions of dollars in lost productivity.”
The 12 Steps are not all that different from most of the email tips that get floated these days, though the one that has had the biggest impact for me is #7 – “turn off automatic send/receive.”
As a bonus, check out Nathan Zeldes’ favorite email tip over on the IT@Intel blog. Was there really a time when people received enough physical paperwork that they had to manage it as Nathan describes?