Email Overload Is Not the Problem
Email overload has become a hot topic lately. According to a recent study by McKinsey, an average employee spends 13 hours a week reading and responding to email. That’s almost 30% of our time! Companies are looking for ways to replace email with services like Yammer, or just turn it off. Unfortunately email overload is not the problem. It’s the outcome of a much larger problem — there simply is more work, requiring communication with more people, faster.
Email is a perfectly good communication protocol, and it’s not going to be replaced in the near future. Think of email as the four wheels that get you around – they supported the Model T just as well as they support Tesla. The part that needs innovation is what’s on top of those four wheels — it’s how you process and act on information you receive. Luckily there are lots of companies developing innovative solutions on top of email, making it better and more useful for employees and entire organizations.
Riparian Data will be reviewing some of their favorite email add-ons, including SendInc, Divide, Box OneCloud, AwayFind, Contactually, Sendgrid, Gander, and Sanebox, during a hangout they’re hosting Tuesday, September 18th, at 1PM EST/ 10AM PST. While they can only have 8 direct participants, they’ll be broadcasting live, so everyone is welcome to follow along!