Does email bankruptcy make you more productive?

It’s a popular last resort for many entrepreneurs and business leaders, but why has the drastic measure of email bankruptcy become so prevalent in modern business?  Email bankruptcy is the act of purging your existing unread email “debts” and starting from scratch, i.e. deleting every email you’ve not read and starting from inbox zero.   Clearly an act reserved only for the unruliest of demanding inboxes, this form of bankruptcy is employed by innovative executives and leaders from market-leading brands, including HootSuite’s Founder, Ryan Holmes.  With more studies and stories highlighting how much email has taken over the working world – such as the recent French law protecting workers’ rights to ignore emails outside of work – is email bankruptcy a viable option for…