Vynamic’s motto is “Life is Short. Work Healthy.” To promote better balance, the zzzMail policy was created: team members are to refrain from sending emails to other team members between 10pm and 6am Monday through Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday, and all Vynamic holidays. In urgent matters, a call or text is preferred over email.
While it might sound counterintuitive, structured disengagement will fuel improved team member engagement. There are 3 primary reasons that zzzMail has been so successful at Vynamic.
1. Telepressure is Real – Studies clearly show the adverse effects of constantly being connected and not allowing your body to recover from the activities of the day.
2. A Healthier Workplace – Many companies unknowingly foster an environment where employees feel obligated to be constantly connected.
3. Not a Curfew – Rather than a work curfew, all employees are encouraged to work when they want, yet refrain from the act of sending emails during certain hours.
What People are Saying
Adam Grant References Vynamic’s zzzMail Policy in WSJ “The Real Meaning of Freedom at Work” Article
October 8, 2021
Vynamic is honored to have our healthy balance policy, zzzMail, mentioned in Adam Grant‘s Wall Street Journal article – “The Real Meaning of Freedom at Work”.
Sunday Night Is the New Monday Morning, and Workers Are Miserable
July 7, 2019
Vynamic CEO Jeff Dill discusses “The Future of Work” on CNBC
April 26, 2019
Vynamic CEO, Jeff Dill, appeared today on CNBC’s “The Exchange,” as part of their week-long series, “The Future of Work.”
No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work…
February 5, 2019
Authors of No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work reference Vynamic’s health-forward zzzMail policy.
These 6 Companies Made Work-Life Balance More Than a Buzzword
November 19, 2018
Vynamic discourages after-hours emails, especially if they disrupt coworkers
Shutting the Door on Connectivity After Work
October 1, 2018
It’s increasingly more difficult to ever really “leave the office” when the ability to work is right at your fingertips with your smartphone.
Why companies should care about employee well-being
September 25, 2018
Consulting is not an industry known for work-life balance. But Vynamic’s Founder Emeritus believes that putting that at the forefront is crucial to its financial growth.
10 Surefire Ways to Design a Workplace That Is Good for People…
September 20, 2018
Author of Bring Your Human to Work features Vynamic as a case study in her new book.
Company Bans After-Work Emails To Improve Employee Work-Life Balance
April 24, 2018
WBZ-TV, CBS visits with Vynamic’s Boston team to learn more about our zzzMail policy.
When Work Takes Over Your Life
April 18, 2018
Vynamic’s zzzMail policy featured on TedTalk host Adam Grant’s podcast channel, “Work Life with Adam Grant”
What is Your Email Policy on Weekends?
September 1, 2017
Vynamic’s zzzMail policy and our focus on finding balance featured in Real Simple Magazine.
Why Some Companies Want Their Team to Check Email Less
May 17, 2017
Vynamic’s zzzMail policy featured on the TODAY Show.
Millennials Focusing More on Values When Researching Companies
February 27, 2017
Huffington Post contributor, Erica Keswin, discusses how Vynamic’s zzzMail policy aligns with team member’s values and allows them to disconnect & recharge.
Enabling Workers to Unplug Fosters Productivity
January 23, 2017
Susanna Schrobsdorff of TIME discusses unplugging away from the office and the flexibility zzzMail provides employees.
Burned out by 24/7 Work Emails?
January 13, 2017
Vynamic zzzMail featured alongside France’s “Right to Disconnect” as policy that allows employees to recharge.
Your Life: Detoxing From Your Digital Devices
January 5, 2017
Vynamic speaks with Erin O’Hearn of 6abc about zzzMail, stressing the importance of a recharge period for team members.
zzzMail Recognized as a Small Change with Outsize Impact
July 12, 2016
Vynamic’s zzzMail policy yields measurable results by taking input from employees into account.
One Trick To Make Employees Happy: Ban Emails On Nights And Weekends
June 1, 2016
CEO Dan Calista talks about using zzzMail as an effective tool for improving employee happiness.
Tele-Pressure Is Real and These Companies Are Fighting It
November 24, 2015
Vynamic’s zzzMail is featured as a better way to fight telepressure in the workplace.
Amid New Overtime Rules, More Employers Might Set Email Curfew
July 8, 2015
CEO Dan Calista discusses how zzzMail results in better rested, happy employees and increased productivity.
Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team
March 16, 2015
zzzMail is highlighted as an effective tactic for creating a culture that encourages employees to recharge.
Ways to Boost E-Mail Productivity
April 21, 2015
CEO Dan Calista was emailed about zzzMail on a Sunday night. Read what happened.
The New Way of Thinking About Time
February 24, 2015
zzzMail is used as a tool to efficiently manage time and combat stress in the workplace.
Vynamic Institutes Curfew on Company Emails
October 16, 2013
No email at night, on weekends, or on company holidays.
The Case for Inbox Curfews
October 9, 2013
CEO Dan Calista describes how zzzMail enables employees to disconnect and recharge.
Most Outrageous Company Perks in the World
March 6, 2014
zzzMail is called one of the most outrageous company perks in the world and leads to happy employees.
Five Successful Companies Pushing Real-Time Work-Life Balance
June 1, 2015
Proof that working fewer overall hours is a coup for both bosses and employees.
Overlook These M&A Integration Tips at Your Own Risk
April 18, 2016
Vynamic team members discuss the ways in which managing the integration of merged organizations requires deftly managing four often overlooked areas.