Fence and nails: what you are doing when you are misusing e-mail

one of my favourite subjects is the (mis)use of e-mail in the workplace. I have nothing against the tool, but mostly about how people are using and abusing this tool to make other people’s lives impossible. To an extent, e-mail and its wrong usage is probably responsible for more than half of stress in the … Continue reading Fence and nails: what you are doing when you are misusing e-mail

e-mail usage: 12 worst practices and recommended strategies for better communications

12 worst practices of e-mail usage in the workplace and recommended strategies for increased productivity (in 6 installments) by Yann Gourvennec As announced in a previous post, here is my analysis of e-mail usage (or misuse rather) in the workplace. I have also inserted my recommendations for productivity enhancement for each of the worst practice … Continue reading e-mail usage: 12 worst practices and recommended strategies for better communications

Has e-mail usage in the enterprise gone any better … or worse?

At first sight, the question might seem ludicrous. But in actual fact it’s not. In 1999 I wrote an article for a French online magazine related to e-mail usage in the professional sphere in which I was drawing my own conclusions after 10 years of e-mail usage both in and out of the enterprise (11 … Continue reading Has e-mail usage in the enterprise gone any better … or worse?

Data Ethics: data science must not be in the sole hands of experts

A gret number of universities of the world propose courses about data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Isn’t it time they added data ethics on the agenda, at a time when tech giants like Facebook and Google — to name a few — have become familiar targets for the lack of respect for their … Continue reading Data Ethics: data science must not be in the sole hands of experts

An Overview of GDPR implementation in France and insights regarding forthcoming ePrivacy in Europe

“You are certainly a little tired of hearing about the GDPR,” announced Armand Heslot of the French national data privacy commission (CNIL), during the opening of his keynote on GDPR at the Paris Data Marketing Exhibition on November 20, 2018.  It’s pretty much true, but that does not mean everything about it has been conveyed. He said these words … Continue reading An Overview of GDPR implementation in France and insights regarding forthcoming ePrivacy in Europe