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PLEASE GO HOME: Tech Firm Pushes to Employees to Log Off

An India-based technology company drew worldwide attention after a human resources specialist shared a message that flashes on employees’ screens. So reports NBC News.

stop g7c983bb8c 640Just before employees at SoftGrid Computers end their work shifts, a bright red “WARNING!!!” message pops up on their screens, followed by “Your shift time is over. The office system will shut down in 10 mins. PLEASE GO HOME!”

SoftGrid Computers’ messaging effort to encourage employees to be mindful of work-life balance became a viral hit after Tanvi Khandelwal, an HR specialist at the company, posted about it on LinkedIn. The 21-year-old had recently joined the Indore, India-based firm.

“While I was surprised to see such a message on my computer system, I believe that a healthy work-life balance is very important,” Khandelwal said. “I am a social worker, as well, and such work culture allows me to engage in those activities after my office hours.”

SoftGrid co-founder and CEO Shweta Shukla said she and her partners introduced the messaging for their 40 staffers to encourage them to take breaks. They chose to use pop-up messaging as they thought this would be “more fun and engaging than an email or memo.”

“Since the pandemic, we have all been facing issues with working overtime and missing out on the social parts of our daily lives, like quality time with our families and loved ones,” she said.

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