Boston Management Group
The elite management consulting firm has a “red zone report” to flag when individuals are working too many long weeks. In addition, new consultants can delay their start date by six months and receive $10,000 to volunteer at a nonprofit.
In December 2011, the car manufacturer announced its servers would stop sending emails 30 minutes after the end of employees’ shifts, and only start again half an hour before the person returned to work.
A legally-binding deal signed between employers’ federations and unions in April this year ruled employees must switch off work phones and avoid looking at work email outside work hours, except in “exceptional circumstances”.
The on-demand media company gives staff as much holiday as they want, whenever they want to take it. Nobody tracks vacation days. The idea was later picked up by Richard Branson for Virgin
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At the Amsterdam offices of Dutch design firm Heldergroen, the desks are lifted via steel cables to the ceiling at 6pm every day and the rest of the furniture is cleared. In the evening, the space is rented for free to the community for classes or events.