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In Germany, Volkswagen recently decided to improve the work-life balance of its employees by disabling the receipt of work emails outside of working hours. All other functions of the smartphone are not affected, so it still can be used as normal.
Why it matters
VW’s initiative is based on the findings that being accessible all the time can be both a blessing and a curse. Although this is well-intended, it is questionable if shutting down emails really stops people from working overtime. Will this company rule be a point of advantage or maybe even disadvantage for the company as an employer brand?
Danone launched a portal for livestock breeders on www.danoneleche.es . The platform is a space that allows free and open communications between Danone, its livestock breeders and the dairy industry. The new site is designed to strengthen partnership links and loyalty to their supply chain. It also attempts to add value to applications and processes, management tools and relationships with the company.
The consultancy firm CapGemini, in partnership with the financial news site Les Echos, launched a website entitled "Technology: Accelerator of Growth."
Readers can get information on different forms of technology that are crucial for the present and the future. The articles are written by top managers across various industries while other business personalities are interviewed on video about their relationship with technology.