On Quartz, a fascinating opinion piece by Lucien Engelen who, after realizing he was spending the vast majority of his day dealing with the 250 to 300 emails he received per day, decided to quit using them. Completely.
If every mail from/to consisted of one sheet of paper, that would be seven pallets of 200 packages of printing paper every month and thats even only assuming emails without attachments.
Imagine that every incoming email read by someone took 60 seconds: That would quickly add up to as much as 12-1/2 hours per month. Every month thats about 8 FTEs, in other words 96 people per year, mind you: one minute a mail for one person! Imagine if we could use that time instead to spend with patients and their family.
This blog is not about green thinking which I do support by the way but about what we do to others when we press that send button. After all, we keep sending messages with the intention that someone do something with them; read, process, answer, store, forward, ignore or even print.
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