A Day Without Email Is Like …

By SUE SHELLENBARGER  

When U.S. Cellular’s chief operating officer, Jay Ellison, imposed a “no email Friday” rule at his company, he thought it would ease workers’ overload.  Instead, he got a rebellion. Among many irate responses, Kathy Volpi, a marketing director, confronted Mr. Ellison and “just ripped me,” he says. “She really gave me a piece of her mind.”  Ms. Volpi says that at the time the ban seemed like a needless obstacle. “I thought, ‘He just doesn’t understand how much work we have to get done, and how much easier’ ” it is when using email.

For more see Wall Street Journal Online.

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