Today is apparently “No Email Day” at Sage UK. This is the third year for the stunt which apparently makes people more productive.
No Email Day, a 24-hour period freed from the demands of the inbox, is being held tomorrow and it’s founder Sage’s content and social media specialist, Paul Lancaster, hopes it will allow people to get on with some work.
Already big names like Microsoft, conference call software company Powwownow, IBM and business confidence monitor, Grant Thornton, have pledged their support to the concept, which simply means avoiding email for 24 hours.
All other methods of communication including phone, text messages, social media, hand-written notes and face to face conversations are allowed.
It was created by Paul in 2011 when he realised that email was making him less productive. The first no email day on November 11, 2011 and his online manifesto received 30,000 views.