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Ferrari has issued a bizarre mandate to its employees, banning them from sending emails to more than three co-workers at a time.

The iconic Italian manufacturer says the new directive – intended to crackdown on the distribution and receipt of viral emails between its workers – will “incentivise more efficient and direct communication within the company”.

“The injudicious sending of emails with dozens of recipients often on subjects with no relevance to most of the latter is one of the main causes of time wastage and inefficiency in the average working day in business,” the company’s official statement reads.

Ferrari has therefore decided to nip the problem in the bud by issuing a very clear and simple instruction to its employees: talk to each other more and write less.”


Enforced from this week, the new rule dictates that each Ferrari employee may only send the same email to three people in-house.

We’re not sure what’s more peculiar: the fact that Ferrari highlighted its strict new email policy on the homepage of its global website, or that it saw a need to encourage Italians to talk more…

  • Suqsid

    That last line of the article was a pretty poor joke.

    • Dieseltorque

      Are you a Victorian politician?
      It’s humour get over it.
      Funny Tim.

      • Suqsid

        No I’m not.
        And I’d say that line barely passes as ‘humour’ ..

      • Joey Tribiani

        Hey, jsut because Tony Soprano has left us doesnt mean it is joketime on Italians at the Apollo! Y’knowwattameanasayya?

        By the way, if youre female, “HOW YOU DOIN’?”

    • Perth Boy

      Wotsa matta you, shud uppa ya face.

  • MissCapri

    I normally don’t like bans on things, but this is one I agree with. More work places should put this into effect, it could prevent much annoyance, and save a lot of embarrassment and a lot of jobs in the long run.

    • Dr Sheldon Cooper

      I am absolutely in agreement with you and with Ferrari. Forwarding inane jokes, trivia, urban myths, conspiracy theories, and other useless info takes valuable time away from understanding the String Theory. WE GET IT – “Obama was born in Kenya, he is Muslim, “….what OTHER LIES are you going to make us believe? Thatt Julia Gillard was BORN IN WALES? PREPOSTEROUS!!!!!

  • Howard Wolowitz, NASA

    The REALLY DISTURBING thing is….who is STILL forwarding jokes in 2013? That is so 1993! I LOVE you Ferrari engineers….. BUT you NEED to get out more!