December 24, 2011

Volkswagen Agrees to Curb Company E-Mail in Off Hours

UNDER AN agreement reached this week with labor representatives, staff members at Volkswagen will receive emails via BlackBerry from half an hour before they start work until half an hour after they finish, and will be in blackout mode the rest of the time.

In short, VW will deactivate emails for its German staff members when they are off duty.

Very few companies have taken such drastic measures to force workers toward a better work-life balance.

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