In an attempt to force face-to-face communications in the workplace, Liverpool's city council has banned the use of internal emails by its staff – but only on Wednesdays. Before the ban, email accounted for 95% of internal communications between staff. The Liverpool council's chief executive implemented the one-day a week ban on email as an experiment to determine if email is really the most efficient way to communicate. Written communications can often be misunderstood and may lead to more delays than in-person communications. However, to avoid being totally cut off from the outside world, the email ban only applies to internal communications. Staff is still able to correspond byemail with those outside ofoffice at all time. For additional information, visit:,7369,752529,00.html. City of Liverpool:


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