Work/Life Balance at Volkswagen: No Email After Work Hours - HotHardware
Work/Life Balance at Volkswagen: No Email After Work Hours

Work/Life Balance at Volkswagen: No Email After Work Hours

On a national holiday, when most of us are enjoying being at home instead of at work, it’s nice to see a work/life balance story coming out of Germany.

According to the BBC, car maker Volkswagen has agreed to stop sending email to its employees after work hours. The move is designed to better establish boundaries between their home and work lives, and it came after complaints about the lack thereof.



Reportedly, its BlackBerry email servers will cease routing emails half an hour before employees’ shifts end won’t resume until half an hour after their shifts begin again. The ban on company email will not affect employees’ use of their BlackBerrys on their own time.

A spokesperson for the company gave the following comment to the BBC, which is as German and efficient as VW’s cars: "We confirm that this agreement between VW and the company's work council exists", he said.
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wow, that would be nice if everyone did this. On another note nothing says I have to read it. 

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True, but more often than not these things are hard to avoid. I know how it is. Get in to work: Did you read my message? - Nope. - Well I sent it yesterday evening. - I was at home, living. - disappointed look on coworker/bosss face.

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Performacne is just one part of lifestyle. The phrase "work/life balance" brazenly takes up this idea. Allowing its workers to find the right stability between work and private lifestyle is a lasting task for any effective organization. Both personnel and organization benefit to an equivalent level. The right stability motivates worker fulfillment, offering for decreased absenteeism and improved productivity

The VW parts group numerous projects to support its staff, for example in reconciling time spent with the family with time spent at work. Both in production and in the field of services, we offer a variety of different part-time and shift models.

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