The authors run seminars on the subject, and no doubt many individuals and companies need help with e-mail management; but this book interweaves a handful of valuable ideas into a narrative involving a talking hamster and, in so doing, seems to demonstrate the opposite of efficient communication. Nevertheless, the book taps a need for discussion of how to reduce email volume, improve communication quality, sustain results, and use an efficient file and find system. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Is email taking over your life? Meet Harold, an HR director so overwhelmed by email he feels like a hamster on a wheel. Just in time, Harold meets a coach—a leading expert on email efficiency and etiquette with a simple system that helps Harold eliminate needless emails, write better messages, and file and find information in a flash. He gets immediate results—and reclaims his life. The Hamster Revolution is chock-full of practical advice that really works. Included is a landmark case study that shows how 2,000 Capital One associates cut their email time by 23 percent while improving overall email quality by 52 percent. Professionals waste up to a month per year on email—costing their companies billions in missed opportunities. The good news? Hope and help are here. The Hamster Revolution is the definitive book for our times.