Major Companies Are Pulling Email Access at Home to Prevent Employee Burnout
Volkswagen, Goldman Sachs, and BMW are among brands that are asking employees not to check their email at home, some going so far as to render it inaccessible outside of the office. The reason for this new trend is that companies are noticing that to be successful, employees must take time off and have a break from work. The rise of smartphones and the ability to be 'always on' is not always a good thing for workers and can lead to worker burn out. The new trend is designed to push workers to take time off.