An IT blog recently recommended “Want to be more productive? Don’t file your email.” Sure, if each person spends 20 minutes daily to file emails, that adds up to a lot of time spent firmwide. Personally, I don’t conclude that ’employees are losing a lot of time carrying out a pointless exercise’. At a law firm or in a legal department, the goal is not purely personal productivity – consider overriding goals for collaboration and record retention. In the legal context, the ‘time spent’ argument is a strawman – set it up in order to knock it down. Don’t read their headline and assume it makes sense for legal!