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August 12, 2015

Email at Work: Tips to Make You Wiser

E-mail is a great tool that has become both a blessing … and a curse. What was designed to be a productivity enhancer has slowly become a drag on productivity.  When I started my career twenty-five years ago, email was in its very earliest incarnation. We had to log onto a terminal hooked up to a mainframe computer that was difficult to use. Thanks to this setup, no one wanted to linger on the machine. It forced us to know what we wanted to communicate before we logged in and to get right to the point. We learned to write shorter, punchier emails. Today, email is ubiquitous, much easier to use, and abused. Ask any manager how many e-mails he receives in a given day and the number [...]

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