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Phones 4U has banned its 2,500 staff from emailing each other. John Caudwell, the owner of the mobile phone retailer, reckons the move will save his employees three hours a day(three hours?!) and his company at least a £1m a month in time saved.
Caudwell told the Press Association: "I saw that email was insidiously invading Phones 4u so I banned it immediately.
"Management and staff at HQ and in the stores were beginning to show signs of being constrained by email proliferation - the ban brought an instant, dramatic and positive effect."
Staff are still allowed to respond to external emails, he said. That should ward off any complaints on human rights grounds...®