House of Cables
Life and Work of a 21st Century Executive
Many emails

Just talk, no walk

It’s now been a week since the big launch of our Digital Transformation initiative and of our new internal collaboration platform. In the last 7 days, I have received 52 emails from John McChief: 21 were forwards for information; 12 requested comments for the documents attached; and 49 were sent to the whole management team.

Sam McCable responded to one of 12 emails seeking feedback on a document. McCable said that he had uploaded the document to the collaboration platform and suggested that all commenting and editing happen there.

As a result, McChief emailed his PA, Yasmin, asking that, after 5 days, she log on to the platform, download the edited document, and email it to him.

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John McChief (CEO) collaboration platform digital transformation Yasmin Kushal Sam McCable email