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Is Voicemail Becoming Obsolete? Coca-Cola Thinks So

Voicemail messages left on a workplace phone are pictured. (JAmes Kearney/Flickr Creative Commons)
Voicemail messages left on a workplace phone are pictured. (JAmes Kearney/Flickr Creative Commons)

Coca-Cola’s recent decision to eliminate their voicemail system at their Atlanta headquarters may be a sign of the times.

The company says this isn’t a cost-cutting measure – Coke estimates it will only save them $100,000 annually – but a move to increase worker productivity.

Cardiff Garcia of the Financial Times talks with Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson about how the office tools that are designed to help us communicate are becoming our work and leaving us little time to actually get our real work done.

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