BLUFSome governments have realised the negative impact of after-hours digital work-related communications on overall productivity and worker health and are introducing legislation to stop it from happening.
This article by Niha Masih, published in The Sydney Morning Herald, notes the following:
- Workers need a rest from work to remain committed and creative.
- In 2017 France was the first country to ban after-hours work contact.
- Kenya is the latest country to propose laws to block workers from being contacted after hours.
- Italy, Belgium, Spain, Ireland and Portugal are also considering legislation.
- Queensland has granted digital disconnection rights to teachers'.
Recent Runway Posts related to this topic:
- Start Ignoring Email — Deep Work Is How To Succeed – TheRunway (airforce.gov.au)
- Living in a Digital World: the Good and the Bad – TheRunway(airforce.gov.au)
References from the Web :
- SEP 2022 Should we have the right to disconnect? – Stacks Law
- OCT 2022 'Right to disconnect' recommended for Australian workers – ITNews