Indian fantasy sports platform Dream11 has developed a policy that will let the employees enjoy their holidays in peace.
If employees bother coworkers while they are on vacation, they will be subject to a steep fine.
Dream11’s “Unplug Policy” states that employees can take a week off from work-related emails, messages, calls, and even their coworkers.
In a LinkedIn post, the company wrote:
At Dream11, we actually log off the ‘Dreamster’ who is unplugged, off from every possible Stadium communication platform, be it Slack, emails and even WhatsApp groups. We do this to ensure absolutely no one from the Dreamster’s work ecosystem can contact them while they are on their well-deserved break. We understand that spending quality time with loved ones or just relaxing altogether on a vacation, can immensely improve the overall mood, quality of life, productivity in general and more. Let’s be honest, after doing the hard yards when required, every Dreamster deserves an uninterrupted holiday.
The company’s founders, Harsh Jain and Bhavit Seth, have stated that any employee who contacts another employee during the “Unplug” period will be fined Rs 1 lakh ($2,652.24 FJD).
Everyone in the company can have “Unplug” time, regardless of their position, date of hire, or other factors.
According to the founders, the policy is intended to ensure that employees are not reliant on the company.