Cross-posted from fastcompany.com[by Stephanie Vozza]
Few of us love spending time in our inboxes. Email is one of the tasks people complain about most, but the problem may not be the tool but with how we’re using it, says Cal Newport, author of the new book A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in a World of Communication Overload.
“Email has actually created a productivity disaster,” he says. “It makes us miserable and creates a background hum of anxiety that we simply accept as a necessary part of our professional lives.”
But is it really necessary? Newport says, “No.”