Another Email?

I'd like to see a new feature added to the email client used at my office. The functionality is very simple and would increase productivity.

When any user starts to compose a new email message, they are greeted by a pop-up box. The pop-up doesn't have any buttons. It just displays for two seconds and fades away.

"Another email?"

Often, email just breeds more email, and two seconds is all it would take to make us think about communicating more effectively.

We have many options to connect with people, and in my workplace, email has been the default method for more than a decade. The company has been late to the party on many technologies, but other available options for us now include text and video chat, as well as an internal platform similar to Facebook and Twitter.

Oh and don't forget classic options like phone calls and face-to-face conversations.

I see a multitude of poor workflow examples on a daily basis, many of which are directly related to the overuse of email. It's time to stop emailing each other and actually get something done.