After reading both articles discussing about the ways companies would like to deal with employees answering emails or checking messages after their working hours, I have come to the conclusion that in the ideal world, I would agree that employees should be let alone their time off in order to recharge their energy before they come back to work on the next day. There are 2 reasons why I choose to agree with the ideas; mental issue to low performance and respect of each other.
It is critical that the companies would like to have employees who can work up to their standard and give good performance. Thus, as it is mentioned in the article that if employees are influenced too much by the technology or have to deal with work all the time, in the long run, they will burn out. From my perspective and experience, too much stress from work can be one of the reasons why a lot of people leave their jobs. I found that the real reason behind it is because when people have too much to take on even after work, they cannot enjoy their life or have time to do other things that can relieve their stress. When they come to work, they cannot perform well because of the lack of energy mentally and physically. Employees will then feel bad for themselves for not being able to achieve their goals at work or finish the tasks given well. Eventually, they will need to look for a new job that can give them some time to live their lives too.
In addition, I think that the companies should respect the time they require each employee to work. Most of the companies set up specific hours required for employees to be on their duties and expect them to dedicate time and effort to the growth of the companies while at work. Hence, asking employees to basically do more work after the hours that they actually get paid can be considered a bit unfair to them. The growth of the company in a long run cannot come from the productivity of work only, but the quality of work should be focused on as well. I also think that the companies that care about well being of the employees can show how much they appreciate the work and trust which mean that in return, employees will want to work to their fullest capabilities to companies and are willing to work with them as long as they can.
In contrary, as I mentioned earlier that in the ‘ideal’ world, for sure, I would love my company to not asking me to keep checking and answering my...