Zero email policy

Maybe the future? Certainly a bold experiment.

CEO Thierry Breton of the French information technology company said only 10 percent of the 200 messages employees receive per day are useful and 18 percent is spam. That’s why he hopes the company can eradicate internal emails in 18 months, forcing the company’s 74,000 employees to communicate with each other via instant messaging and a Facebook-style interface.

At the same time, this is in France where the work week is legally limited to 35 hours.