Ban Workplace Email?

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Ban Workplace Email?
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Tue, 12-06-2011 - 2:26pm

The New York Times is asking the question on whether workplaces should ban emails:

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 8:04am
how often do students email you? curious.

all of my college professors include an email and contact phone number on their syllabus, i only emailed one once because i had to be absent for a class and asked for material, i never heard back from him and i later found out that he doesn't even check his emails unless he is sending something out, Lol. one of my other teachers did include her home phone number, but she had a day job and she did not include THAT number.

 

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 8:39am

It varies.





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Registered: 11-14-2011
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 9:14am
If I could not communicate through email, I would not accomplish a thing. Production would litterally come to a standstill.
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Registered: 11-22-2000
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 9:20am

When I responded before I totally forgot to mention the trail.


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Registered: 11-13-2008
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 10:01am
Good point about having the paper trail. That can come in very handy at times.

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Wed, 12-07-2011 - 10:16am
There's a saying in my field - "Document, document, document'. Email has that built-in.

Even if I have a phone conversation or face-to-face meeting, I usually send an email with a recap of the discussion, to ensure 1) that we all came out with the same conclusion, 2) that everyone knows what they're supposed to do to followup, 3) those that couldn't be there get the info, and 4) to get documentation.

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 10:18am

Yep, which also means that if I talk to someone on the phone, like a supplier, I usually follow up with an email that restates the points covered in the phone convo.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 10:33am
eek, i don't blame you for removing your phone number!

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 10:38am
trail is a good point adn can apply to a lot of email correspondence. i did a lot of online shopping for christmas and with every retailer, i received an email confirmation of date purchased and date shipped, i don't delete those emails until each package arrives.

 

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