It wasn't easy and it has taken time, but I was motivated by Luis Suarez. Luis was was interviewed by Leo Laporte and Amber MacArthur in their Net@Night show last year and is living the dream: a world without email. It was one of Luis' webinars that introduced me to the concept of moving away from email and embracing social software.
After seeing a significant reduction in my email, I decided it was time to get others to "see the light". I found, however, that a lot of people love their email and it's not always easy to get them to move away from it.
Today, I ran into a presentation from Louis Richardson that he posted in Slideshare. In the presentation, he encourages business users to get their "heads out of the inbox". I really liked the simplicity of the presentation and its style and wanted to share it with others.
Richardson summarizes why a business should embrace social software and properly use email:
- Open the conversation, leverage the wisdom of the crowds
- Use networks and communities to target the conversation
- Easily capture intellectual capital and avoid re-inventing the wheel
- And most of all: It's Easy. Low Impact. High Value!
Here's the presentation:
Updated on 24/Oct/2011: Here's the recording:What do you think? Are you ready to embrace social software in your organization?