Saturday, April 12, 2008

Don't Live for your Inbox

Monday morning , 9.30am and you have just reached office . First thing you do is log in to your PC / Laptop and click on "outlook" express icon . Just the site of dropping of numerous emails makes you feel "arrived" in the office. Poor those who got VPN access or Blackberry ! they don't even have to wait for the beautiful Monday morning ; they do the same on late Sunday evening.

Emails have become way of corporate life and are every where . " I get 150 emails a day " proudly claims one of my friend.

These days "emails in the inbox" decide how your day would be ! and there are many like my friend who think number of emails you get is what determines your corporate clout.Email is fast , convenient , reliable , cost effective and perhaps the most accepted and are here to stay then why this blog post ?

One and only one reason is try " NO EMAIL DAY" ; Inspiration comes from "No Honking Day" . Intel started this concept as " Zero Email Friday" where they encouraged their engineers to talk to each other.

So tomorrow don't click on that "Outlook" icon on your PC ; Pick up the Phone or Walk up to your colleagues desk .

Don't live for your Inbox ; Warren Buffet does not even has a computer

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Horn NOT ok Please !!

Mumbai traffic police is celebrating " NO HONKING DAY " on April 7 , 2008. Well , this is first initiative of it's kind any where in India and what better day than "World Health Day" to celebrate this.

Health experts and environmentalists agree that the link between continual exposure to noise and a host of diseases, including high blood pressure and blood-sugar levels, is well-established.

This is a very thought after initiative and we must observe this religiously and not only on April 7 but always .