Just a quick follow-up post on the French “email ban” that we covered here last week and that has been generating a ton of press. Alissa Johannsen Rubin‘s piece in The New York Times—”France Lets Workers Turn Off, Tune Out and Live Life” offers some interesting insights. In addition to covering everything from divorce to pesticides and plastic bags (it all makes sense in context—go read it!) Rubin writes this of France’s newly enacted “Right to Disconnect”: “Though ridiculed in some quarters as a ban on work-related email after hours, it is not quite that. But it is born of the enlightened view… Continue reading France’s Right to Disconnect and the Freedom of Email
Fabrice alerted me to a good article at business2community.com that asks “Does Banning Out of Hours Email Increase Employee Engagement?” It’s an interesting question, very pertinent to Timyo’s mission. It’s also a question that’s been lately in the news, since, as per the article: “New laws came into force in France on January 1, which gave employees the choice of whether to open and respond to emails outside their normal working hours. The ‘right to disconnect’, part of a portfolio of new labour laws which have sparked protests across the country, aims, among other things, to prevent burnout.” Author Jill… Continue reading Email bans are the wrong way to go!
Last week we shared a great article from Business Insider Singapore: “The email habits of Tim Cook, Bill Gates, and 16 other successful people”. It features a nice spread of founders and CEOs and gives some helpful insights into how these very busy people manage their email. The whole thing is worth a read, but here are a few Timyo-pertinent highlights: Jeff Weiner “sends less email to receive less email”. The LinkedIn CEO noticed that his inbox was becoming overwhelmed. According to the article: ‘Turns out, it wasn’t just [my colleagues’] emails that were generating all of that inbox activity—it… Continue reading Email Tips from the Pros: CEO Secrets to Managing Your Email
Almost one year ago today, Timyo released our iOS version on Apple Store. It was a big moment for the entire team: we’d built our solution with the deep conviction that it would improve email communication, and now we were about to finally launch it out into the real world. We knew it would just be the first step on a journey that we hoped would change email for good. But we needed to verify our assumption, we needed your feedback and product validation: Were people ready to change the way they think before sending an email? Were they ready… Continue reading A business model should be aligned with your values