Email traffic vs. Distributed teams
By Martin Grebac on Jul 10, 2006
However, doing the cleanup, I looked into my 'Sent' folder as well. I was surprised. Really. I sent 1808 email messages (!) from January 20 and July 1st (2006), which is less than 6 months (vacations, holidays included). And, it's just plain work email, no personal stuff or other web activities included (bug tracking, ICQ, ...) .
It really made me to step back and think about it a little. I always was against a huge number of email. But, working in a distributed team across different timezones (and I guess there's no better example of distributed team as WSIT), there's no other way to break the distance or to influence something. The word 'communication' is the most important part when working in distributed teams. Especially when you have to communicate with experts in different fields located in different timezones, or get them together to solve some higher problem.