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Email Freeze Out

The news hit the media like wildfire last Friday: French Labor Unions had struck a pact making it illegal to send work-related emails after 6 p.m. Apparently this trend does not stop at the border, Germany’s Volkswagen Corporation began cutting off corporate email to its Germany-based employees between 6:15 p.m. and 7 a.m. U.S. Investment Bankers, acknowledged for working 24-7, were recently encouraged, or even required, not to access their online work accounts from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Sunday. According to research, Sunday has become the new Tuesday as far as open rates for business emails goes. Personally everyone I know (and is my age) is checking their email, responding, and gearing up for the week ahead late Sunday afternoon. Could this be an insidious plot by Baby Boomers to keep rising young talent from moving up the ranks and pushing them into retirement?

Susan Phillips, CEO SelectLeaders
April 16, 2014

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