Fighting the Email Monster

This is the third and concluding part of a 3 part series about the Email Monster. In part 1 and part 2 we saw how it eats into a company’s bottom line and top line respectively. In this last part, we cover the various approaches in which we try to deal with it. We’ll also […]

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The Kommbox Manifesto – 12 Guiding Principles

Why should only the political parties have manifestos? A manifesto is about positioning. It is a promise of the direction, an affirmation of the guiding principles that uniquely differentiates one party from others. It helps the people understand the intentions better. We thought that it makes perfect sense for us to publish the Kommbox manifesto […]

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How the Email Monster Eats Into Your Top Line As Well

In our last article, we saw how the email monster eats into your organization’s bottom line. In this article, we shall see what it does to the top line. Remember Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times”? It served as a great commentary on how mechanical life brings boredom to the workforce. What kind of initiative, creativity does […]

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How Much of Your Bottom Line is Swallowed by the Email Monster?

An aspect that’s common across various types of businesses is that they deal with a lot of email. The email statistics is appalling. Under our very nose, the email monster has grown to unprecedented level. There are 4.3 billion email accounts and 205 billion emails are sent/received every day. In businesses, on an average, employees […]

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Towards Achieving Zero Business Disruption

Our lead QA (Quality Assurance person) who handles Kommbox – Bhawna – is off for a 1 1/2 week vacation starting today. Another QA, Snehal, will be handling it in the meanwhile. Will she be able to do a good job? We are not worried as we already know that she will. We use Kommbox […]

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How to Benefit from Improving Business Communication

Communication is omnipresent in every business. While a lot is said and done about Communication Skills improvement, the area of improving Communication Process or the Communication Systems within an organization remains vastly ignored. There are sustainable benefits that can be achieved by improving the business communication system. Some organizations have already realized impressive benefits such […]

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Business Communication Process Learnings for 2014

Throughout 2013, we were immersed into interactions and our own experimentation within the business communication / collaboration space. Our key learnings are assimilated below, as the world awaits the dawn of 2014. Opportunity There is a huge opportunity to the businesses to benefit from the improvement in their communication process. Different areas of business communication […]

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How Organizations Are Killing Employee Productivity

There are many productivity dampeners, and email overload is the most significant and most common of them. Many people in many organizations routinely receive 100+ emails every day. Not only these emails eat up a lot of productive time: but they also create a problem of context switching. Emails pertaining to different contexts sit in […]

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How to Separate out the Diwali Messages from the Work Messages

Many of us in India would be returning to work today after the Diwali vacations. They will be seeing a lot of “Happy Diwali” messages that poured into their inboxes after they left work last week. While it may feel nice when someone wishes you, these messages get intermixed with work messages, and become a […]

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