Category: E-mail

Why leaders are blind to the most important productivity opportunity of all

Email is the leading cause of preventable productivity loss in organizations today. Forbes Magazine (2008) Employees spend 1 to 3 or more hours per day managing email at 40-60% of capacity.  That means they typically lose 30-60 minutes PER DAY.   Not some.  All — even the ones who believe they are extremely productive. That means…

Hey Mr. Sales Director, George Trachilis is NOT nuts. Are you nuts?

One of your prime objectives as a sales director is to get your teams out of their inbox and in front of the customer as much as possible. I’m not knocking the importance of email, I’m just saying that you probably see a huge benefit to having your teams managing their inboxes at twice their…

How my small company cut in half our $3.2 million dollar inbox expense in just 12 minutes!

  OK, I have a small company of only 200 employees, so $3.2 million is nothing. But imagine a company of 2,000 employees that spend 2 hrs. per day on email with an average annual salary of $70,000. That would mean that they spend OVER HALF A MILLION DOLLARS PER DAY managing email. Since we…

Guest blog: Drop It Like It’s Hot, By Jesper Sommer

  Not so long ago, Sony Corp. in the US was hacked. I am sure you’ve heard about the case (it was eventually blamed on North Korea, though security experts are questioning that conclusion). My favorite tech-magazine has this interesting article on the subject: The importance of deleting old stuff, another lesson from the Sony attack…

Sorry, Email Won’t Die In 2015 (Or Any Time Soon)

There’s a horde of startups trying to replace email. Some of these apps, like Slack (which we use at Business Insider), take a chat-room approach. There are enterprise messaging apps that work like Snapchat, like Cotap and TigerText. Some mobile-first productivity apps like Quip imagine that we’ll communicate directly in the documents we’re working on….