Thursday, March 31, 2011

Email Blunders!!

The latest story to hit the news is about a guy in the UK sending an email to his girlfriend instead of his mate who wanted to date his girlfriend.

The result, the two guys have been suspended from their jobs - and in fact COULD be fired.

The moral of the story...never put in writing ANYTHING you don't want the whole world to know!

Have a read...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Digital Distraction

An article from the Vancouver Sun in Canada talks about how digital distractions in the workplace are costing billions in lost productivity.

The article says:
  • U.S. researchers estimate the average worker now glances at his or her email inbox 30 to 40 times an hour
  • We change our activities every three minutes, and toggle through an average of 37 screens every hour.
  • By some estimates, workers also are interrupted, usually by email or a phone call, about 11 times an hour. Our recovery time from each interruption is 10 to 20 times longer than the interruption.
The result? 

A staggering $600 billion to $900 billion a year (depending on the study) in lost productivity in the U.S. alone.
Read the full article


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Avoiding Email & SMS Mistakes

I appeared on Channel 7's Sunrise Program chatting about how you can avoid email and SMS mistakes
Take a look


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cars to take Email Dictation!

An interesting read, BMW has developed a prototype system that allows drivers to compose full text emails and text messages using voice commands. 

May take a little while to come to Australia, and with concern around texting, driving and road safety, this is another topic that no doubt will encourage heated discussion.

Here's a link to the article