British firm bans e-mail

Employees no longer allowed to use e-mail for internal communication, move expected to save $2.2 million per month
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 03/15/2004

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British telecommunications firm has come up with a novel — and some might argue extreme — way to combat the amount of time employees spend dealing with e-mail. It has banned all internal e-mails completely.

Customers will still be able to e-mail the company, because external e-mails will still be allowed, but the 2,500 employees at London’s Phones 4u will have to start visiting and phoning colleagues if they need to talk to them.