Old agricultural metaphor are fascinating - sometimes we are using them even though the closest we ever get to harvesting a crop is squeezing a tomato in the store; the thought of even getting dirt under your nails may send shivers down your spine. One of the most common is the idea of bearing fruit.
Have you ever found yourself sending an email to someone with the complaint that you get too many emails? Email is the addiction of choice for busy workers. We find ourselves using it more and more, and at the same time it's painful to watch as our inbox grows. It's time for an intervention.