Recorded April 20, 2021.
How many of us have felt overwhelmed by the ever-increasing number of emails in our inbox and exhausted by the continuous back-and-forth digital chatter?
Hear from New York Times bestselling author and Georgetown professor Cal Newport who tackles this very issue in his just-released book, A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload. Cal talks about how we ended up in this world of endless digital communication and how it negatively impacts overall company profitability as well as employee productivity and morale. He also outlines his bold vision for a radically different way of communicating while challenging us to think about a more organized, sustainable and constructive approach to work.
As a company leader who recognizes that the way we are operating currently isn’t working, learn how to be ahead of this trend away from email. Using case studies from innovative companies who have found new ways of working, Cal outlines concrete steps and ideas for how to move towards a more streamlined and effective way of communicating and collaborating. As we enter into what could be a whole new and exciting era of productivity, understanding the latest trends and data surrounding digital communication will be critical.
About Cal Newport
Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University, where he specializes in the theory of distributed systems, as well as a New York Times bestselling author who writes for a broader audience about the intersection of technology and culture. He’s the author of seven books, including Digital Minimalism and Deep Work, which have been published in over thirty languages. He’s also a regular contributor on these topics to national publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Wired, and is a frequent guest on NPR. His blog, Study Hacks, which he’s been publishing since 2007, attracts over three million visits a year. He lives with his wife and three sons in Takoma Park, Maryland.