Today's office technology can make us more efficient, but it also tends to alienate. People spend more time each year interfacing with their computers than with their bosses or colleagues. Although an increasing number of workers are on “electronic leashes” (cell phones, pagers, instant messaging, etc.), the more connected we become, the less connection we seem to have to one another.
And then there's e-mail. A recent study by Pitney Bowes found that U.S. workers receive more than 200