There is now a program available for folks that can’t get enough of their email. You know, the people who sit in meetings typing away madly on their crackberry while ignoring your presentation completely.
“There is a crisis in corporate America, but a lot of CEOs don’t know it,” Egan said. “They haven’t figured out how expensive it is.”
One of Egan’s clients cannot walk by a computer — her own or anyone else’s — without checking for messages. Other people will not vacation anywhere they cannot connect to their e-mail systems. Some wait for e-mail and send themselves a message if one hasn’t shown up in several minutes, Egan said.
The first of Egan’s 12 steps is “admit that e-mail is managing you. Let go of your need to check e-mail every 10 minutes.” (Read the 12 steps)
Other steps include “commit to keeping your inbox empty,” “establish regular times to review your e-mail” and “deal immediately with any e-mail that can be handled in two minutes or less but create a file for mails that will take longer.”
I have a simpler program. Send me your blackberry device with return postage included. Include the fee of $50 USD plus shipping and handling and I will return your device to you in the state that best suits an email addiction.
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