In case you missed the item, last week, Thierry Breton, the CEO of ATOS, an international company of some 70,000 employees, announced that he was to ban e-mails throughout the organisation within the next eighteen months.
Ignoring the speculative hype regarding the form that this might take and concentrating on the intent, you have to take a step back and think about the implications.
I sat at the weekend watching my two young sons who were smiling and laughing to themselves whilst on Facebook; the mobile beeped and one of them responded with what I presume was a txt. This scenario played itself out for an hour whilst at the back of my mind I was thinking about the e-mail ban at ATOS.
Eventually I asked “why do you not just pick up the phone to speak to them?” to which came the response “but I am Dad!”
So what do you think?
Over to you…