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POLL//Would You Eradicate "Reply All?"

Ferrari is limiting in-house email to three recipients. Are they handcuffing employees or boosting efficiency?

Written by Mira Shenker

Ferrari is cracking down on a disruptive, counter-productive behaviour: reply all. How many times have you been CCd on an email about something with which you have absolutely no involvement? Apparently, it happens at Ferrari a lot. The Italian sports car maker made news this week by instituting a company-wide policy limiting emails to three in-house recipients. In a release late last week, Ferrari said, “The injudicious sending of emails with dozens of recipients often on subjects with no relevance to most of the latter is one of the main causes of time wastage and inefficiency in the average working day in business.” The new directive? “Talk to each other more and write less.”

SMEs may not have the 3,000-odd employees a corporation like Ferrari has, but it doesn’t mean their employees aren’t being bombarded with in-house emails.

Some are calling the new policy “ridiculous” and inefficient. What do you think? Would you like to follow Ferrari’s lead and put a cap on the number of in-house people employees can CC on emails? Leave your comments below or cast your vote in our poll.

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Originally appeared on PROFITguide.com