Department of Health and Human Services

Too Much Information Not Enough Communication

As government employees we receive hordes of information via e-mail from our own agencies that do not pertain to each and every member of the agency. I propose that we cut out extraneous information that is sent to everyone in a certain or specific email directory/organization. If the correspondence is for information only, at least allow us the opportunity to ‘unsubscribe’ from some of these directories. All important information that we should be aware of would be more appropriately listed on our ‘home intranet page’. We spend many useless man-hours each and every week grappling through emails to determine if they pertain to us or not. With all of the “information” we receive, very little “communication” actually gets transpired. Nor do we have time to communicate because we’re wrestling through an unnecessary amount of extraneous information.

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Idea No. 16889