In a very interesting approach towards allowing its workers have a stress free vacation, Daimler has announced it’s implementing a new practice – on holiday, the employees get their work related emails deleted!
Desirability to work for the German automaker has surely jumped a level or two, following the announcement – and we invite many other companies to join the newly established trend. So, for the carmaker’s employees, the holidays will be frustration free, as partners and children could get the full attention they deserve. The Stuttgart-based car and truck maker says that for now the service has been implemented for around 100,000 employees. They can choose to have their emails deleted – so they don’t need to check on them while on vacation or they won’t have thousands waiting when they return to work.
“Our employees should relax on holiday and not read work-related emails,” said Wilfried Porth, board member for human resources. “With ‘Mail on Holiday’ they start back after the holidays with a clean desk. There is no traffic jam in their inbox. That is an emotional relief.”
The “Mail on Holiday” feature will notify the sender that the person contacted has not received the email and proposes the alternative of connecting to a nominated substitute. Germany in recent years has been on the forefront of looking into ways to improve the relationship between work and personal life.
Via Financial Times
by Aurel Niculescu
) - Thursday, August 14th, 2014 - filed under Industry
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