Opinion

VW to Staffers: No After-Hours BlackBerry E-Mail for You

Car-maker Volkswagen is disabling BlackBerry e-mail during after hours for a group of its German staffers. Is this "forced" work/life balance really the way to ensure employees know how, and when, to "turn off?"
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Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.