Reducing Information Pollution

One Company Tries Life Without (Much) E-Mail

Source: Bloomberg businessweek
Author: Carol Matlack
Date: 10/08/2015
Excerpt: Four years ago, the 90,000 workers at Atos, a global IT-services company based in France, averaged 15 to 20 hours a week reading and writing e-mails to one another. E-mail “was becoming a burden to our employees rather than an enabler,” says human resources chief Philippe Mareine. So management issued a startling request: Stop it. Instead of e-mailing, employees were urged to communicate through an in-house social network called BlueKiwi.
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