"Limiting workplace email seems radical, but it’s a trend in Germany, where Volkswagen and Deutsche Telekom have adopted policies that limit work-related email to some employees on evenings and weekends. If this can happen in precision-mad, high-productivity Germany, could it happen in the United States? Absolutely. It not only could, but it should."
Work-life policies don't help to address work overload, which is what I like to call "the third rail of work-life." In order to make progress on preventing work overload, leaders need to realize that work-life is about stewardship of the energy of their workforce, not something that has to be fit in when business cycles allow.
"Never take vacation? Dread the pile up of work if you do? Feel no one can do your job if you leave? That you’re indispensable? Or worse, do you worry that if you take a break, no one will think you really are?"