Atos is one of the biggest information technology companies in the world with over 80,000 workers in 42 countries. In a report that appeared on the Daily Mail, the organization headquartered in France have found that employees waste a lot of time dealing with irrelevant e-mails.
The company intends to phase out emails within 18 months and hopes to promote personal interaction by talking to each other. The company said that they can talk either on a phone or in person. Thierry Breton, Atos's 56-year-old Chief Executive Officer said, "It is not right that some of our fellow employees spend hours in the evening dealing with their e-mails."
The CEO stated that out of the 200 e-mails received by employees everyday, only 20 are important. He commented, "The e-mail is no longer the appropriate tool. It is time to think differently."
Breton added that the main problem was with people switching to a "useless" e-mail while they were carrying out an important task. What could be more efficient was a real-time messaging interface like that available on Facebook that was more preferable to e-mail, Breton stated.