The South Korean government introduced an innovative way to stop the "culture of working overtime. Now, the employees will have to leave their workplaces by 8 pm on Fridays as the government will shut down the computer systems after that.
According to the reports, South Korea has the longest working hours in the world.
A research states that the government employees from the other developed countries work for about 1,000 hours a year but in South Korea, people work for about 2,739 hours per year.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SGM) is set to initiate this shutting down policy across three phases over the next three months.
This innovative program will commence from March 30, where all the computers will be switched off by 20:00 (8 pm).
However, the second phase of this program will start in April, in which the computers will be turned off by 19:30 (7:30 pm) on the second and fourth Friday.
The program will be start in full swing in May where all the computers will shut off by 19:00, every Friday.
Although, as per SMG exemptions may be provided in special circumstances, all the employees will be subjected to the shutdown.
However, more than half of the government workers have been excused from this forced lights-out program.
Previously, a law has been passed by the national assembly in South Korea law to cut down the maximum weekly working hours from 68 to 52 hours.
Information Source: bbc
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