Once an ingenious invention, now only a nuisance: It's time, the E-Mail should be abolished.comment by Felicitas Wilke Felicitas Wilke
Felicitas Wilke, born in 1990, is an associate resort in the Economy. She writes stories, since you can write. After high school, she studied business administration, then attended the German school of journalism and spent a Semester in Aarhus/Denmark. In between internships at Newspapers, radio and television. When she is not writing about money, you are in Schwabing shops and Franconian Kerwas, learn a new language, or sitting desperately in front of the TV, because her lover, BVB has lost a final.looking to send an email
And, today, in your mail? Who drove Monday morning, the Computer in the office and a glance in the Inbox, thrown, for the next half an hour often nothing. In addition to Spam e-Mails Newsletter, you don't read news, in which it was not set for safety's sake, CC, which is a concern but mostly, and all sorts of crude stuff cavort. 848 billion E-Mails were sent in Germany in the past year, and received the goods ten per cent more than the year before. The Overview of your e-Mails, the majority of people have lost a long time ago. A useful intent for lent, it would be, therefore, to put an end to this madness.
Because the E-Mail over complicate things, you could on the phone or in person soon to discuss. To the salutation, and the closing formula are carved into the keys, you can also collect from space and colleagues to go and on top of that move - should be important. The addressee of the message is not located on the same floor or even in another city, many answer to avoid sanding, by picking up the phone and personally with each other speaks.
The E-Mail is a Symbol for procrastination and lack of commitment. Who writes a Mail, before feeling for the first time when, instead of the possibly unpleasant concerns personally. He or she will need to report back if it fits. Just anyone by surprise, just not the things clear, which could, in many cases, quickly discuss. That would not like to respond To perhaps the thirty-seventh E-Mail on the day, not many. And write further Mails with every AW: Re: AW: increasingly passive-aggressive.
But even for those who tap and nimble and always the right tone hits, not to escape the sheer mass of E-Mails that arrive each day in the entrance. It also strives to answer you quickly, sometime they are marked with a red flag, indicating: I will Answer later. Out of hours in the day to be never, days sometimes. To organize at least a little bit better, and read and Reply to E-Mails throughout the day, many in the evening "one more time" in the mail. And remain to hang. And answers. This results in a vicious circle, in the Professional and Private are blurred completely. Some people makes the nothing - to- many.
Some employers have, therefore, already some time ago, right signal, to get around the problems with the Mails in the handle. In the case of VW employees may receive between 18.15 o'clock and seven o'clock, no electronic Mail, and be forced to your luck, after work to unwind. In case of emergency you can always resort to the phone - but only then. The IT service provider Atos has abolished the E-Mail even largely, where the employees communicate on an internal social network through Instant Messaging services and via telephone.
It is time to recognise that E-Mails should start going to your purpose, miss
Here are all the companies that claim to be a contemporary employer. Useful information is stored on a digital Bulletin Board Central, everyone can retrieve the information when it is needed. With Messaging services like Slack amorphous (but will not be communicated to necessarily unfriendly) than by Mail, they are also designed to be much easier to read. At least in internal communications, the Mail is so long since obsolete.
No question, the E-Mail was once an ingenious invention. It has made communication faster, easier, and cheaper, and allows us to contact with a message to many other people. But it is precisely this possibility of the danger, to overwhelm completely uninvolved people over the huge distribution with the Mails, to read and to delete and lose valuable time. No man had earlier box in one day, 50 letters in the letter. 50 messages in the Inbox, however, are completely normal.
It is time to recognise that E-Mails fail of their purpose long ago. And it is fasting time. A start is done, if you ask for every month or part of a message, whether it really needs them. Ideally, the leadership and volunteers from calls for self-commitment, from ash Wednesday on, only a maximum of five E-writing e-Mails per day. Let's try it out.