Taking the Challenge: Banning Email for a Month

Go a whole month without sending me an email and I will buy you a box of Belgian Chocolates. Okay, disclaimer. You have to work with me. And you have to have access to our internal instance of Zurmo. But if that hasn’t detracted you from reading this post, below are the reasons why I’ve created this Mission for my colleagues at Zurmo.

A couple months ago Ross wrote about the Benefits and Problems of Internal Communication at an organization. Last Friday, in an email sent to Zurmo team members, co-founder and lead architect Jason Green told us that we are about to “eat our own dog food” and use our own internal instance of Zurmo “for Conversations, Missions, Social Items, and Archiving Emails”.

“This should cut down on email communication.  We will also discover different things to improve in Zurmo related to these features,” continued Green.

Okay, so I am challenging Green and everyone else at Zurmo with a Mission: We’re going on an email diet.

The first person to go a whole month without sending an internal email (some exceptions apply, like when 3rd party people with non-@Zurmo domains are included) gets to pick from either a box of chocolates, dried cherries, or lunch. On me.

Game on. And death be to email.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Stoeckicht/100001473956853 Ray Stoeckicht

    Stafford, I just sent you an email mentioning how awesome this blog post is….

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9103229 Stafford McKay

      an email?? Really??

      • http://www.facebook.com/fedge.no.v Fedge No

        I just got an email from your company about screencasts and I don’t think I’ve ever met any of you.

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