South Korea to Shut Off Computers to Stop People Working Late | The latest industry news and views | Communicate Better

Welcome to The Hub

Your home for the latest news & views from the Communicate Better team.

Gain inspiration, tips & tricks from the experts, and updates on upcoming events & releases.

South Korea to Shut Off Computers to Stop People Working Late

Mar 23, 2018

South Korean government is on a mission to end a "culture of working overtime" - but could you see this being a thing at your workplace?

A new initiative will force employees to leave work on time, by powering down all office computers at 20:00 on Fridays.

meeting

While this is a long way away from the UK's traditional 5pm finish, South Korea is accustomed to some of the longest working hours in the world.

Government employees there work an average of 2,739 hours a year - about 1,000 hours more than workers in other developed countries.

working-overtime

The programme will begin on 30 March, with all computers switched off by 20:00.

The second phase starts in April, with employees having their computers turned off by 19:30 on the second and fourth Friday that month.

From May on, the programme will be in full-swing, with computers shut off by 19:00 every Friday.

Should businesses say no to overtime? Drop us your thoughts over on Twitter (@CommBetter)...

Read more news → / Follow us on Twitter →

Latest News

7 Hidden iOS 14 Features You Need to Know About

Sep 25, 2020

iOS 14 update hidden features for iPhone

We bet you didn't know about these iOS 14 hidden features.

Read more

NHS COVID-19 Contact Tracing App: Everything You Need to Know

Sep 24, 2020

NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app

The new COVID-19 contact tracing app is now available to download.

Read more

iPhone 12: All You Need to Know (Price, Design, Release Date, Leaks and More)

Sep 2, 2020

iPhone 12 news

Here's everything we know so far about the iPhone 12.

Read more

Better solutions mean a Better business

Keen to explore what we can do for your business? Contact our team today.