Tomorrow will be the 2nd annual ‘No Email Day’ as people all around the world will be encouraged to ignore their inboxes and “do something more useful instead”.
‘No Email Day’ was started by the UK based Paul Lancaster and was inspired by his near future hunt to try and get down to inbox zero. He started his campaign for the ‘No Email Day’ via a Facebook page, but it was soon picked up by several media outlets and reported on.
Lancaster wants people to step away from their email for 24 hours, to make phone calls instead or carry out face-to-face interaction with their colleagues. He is encouraging people not to look at their inboxes and to see what else they can achieve with this new found time that they save. He argues a strong case for it in his manifesto, so will you be taking part in ‘No Email Day’?
The first one took place on 11/11/11 and the second will take place on 12/12/12, which begs the question when will 2013’s ‘No Email Day’ take place because this is the last repetitive date that we’ll see in our lifetimes?
I suppose for some people and organizations, getting through the day without using email would be a lot simpler than others. As a writer who works from home, if I was to take part in ‘No Email Day’ I would literally have to take a day off. Not that I’m adverse to the idea, I just don’t think my boss would be too happy about it!
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Source: The Next Web