Xerox Canada engaged Chris Cavanagh after encountering her book, "Thinking Outside the Inbox", which shares compelling research data to underscore the business case that it is worth the effort for organizations, departments and individuals to tackle the problem of email productivity. Quantitatively, she argues that an hour of payroll (or personal) time can be redirected back to meaningful activities if in-boxes are reduced to a proper size. Qualitatively, she addresses the productivity and risk-management benefits of better email habits. Chris Cavanagh helped facilitate a brainstorming session at Xerox Canada, which session contributed significantly towards development and launch of Xerox Canada's "Take Back the Hour" workplace email initiative, which has been in place since Spring 2007. S. C. Fraser, Senior Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer
Xerox Canada

As the CEO of a member association, I worked closely with Chris to craft an agenda for our Board strategic planning session that would stimulate discussion and result in action steps. Chris facilitated the session and all of our objectives were reached: the conversation was lively and I got the necessary direction from my Board on how and where to focus resources. J. Epstein, JD, CEO
CFA Society of Chicago

The German CFA Society has worked successfully with Chris to develop a business plan. Chris provided important insights and helped us to come up with a workable solution.
Peter Jakobus, CPA, CFA Senior Manager,
EMEIA Financial Services, Ernst & Young AG

Chris has been instrumental in helping my student teams craft their strong analytic work into a sellable package. Without her advice, much of their good work might have gone unappreciated. Chris is incredibly capable at helping teams make their case.
Brian R. Golden,
Professor of Strategic Management,
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

“I would like to thank you, Chris, for your extraordinarily dedicated and competent work on our website. Everything was done promptly and with remarkable devotion to detail. Permissions were sought, photos and quotes gathered, and the result is that mooredaleconcerts.com looks great and is really easy to browse.” Anton Kuerti, Artistic Director
Mooredale Concerts

"Chris' facilitation skills and level of commitment to the job at hand were extraordinary. Leading my team in a very effective strategy session and staying the course to ensure continued productivity speaks to her commitment and professionalism. I look forward to working with her again as she has proven to be a valued asset to our team." K. Kennedy, CEO
The Boston Security Analysts Society, Inc.


Chris speaks about electronic communication issues at work in interviews with Jim Blasingame:

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Chris with Alain Trudel and Patrick Wedd – Mooredale Concert Jan 16, 2011