Delete all emails during your vacation – the new reality at car manufacturer Daimler Benz

Do you know the overwhelming moment, when you check your emails after a vacation? I mean a real vacation, without checking emails in the meantime?

If you work for German car manufacturer Daimler Benz, you are going to be much more relaxed in the future.

After a 2 year trial period, all employees can now activate the “Mail on Holiday” feature when they leave.

What it does:

1) It sends out an “out of office message”
2) It mentiones the person (i.e. a colleague) one should contact in urgent cases
3) It tells the recipient that the email he sent to you has been deleted just now.

Impressive!