By Rob Nance, Publisher - There’s an article in the current issue of BusinessWeek on the weekend e-mail practices of PricewaterhouseCoopers. The piece states: ...employees logging on to work e-mail on Saturdays and Sundays are greeted with a pop-up window that says: “It’s the weekend. Help reduce weekend e-mail overload for both you and your colleagues by working offline.” The alert adds that workers who want to get a head start on writing messages should hold off sending them until Monday unless urgent.
I think this is a great idea that other firms should follow. Note: the pop-up window is not in operation during busy season.