The world’s largest fantasy sports platform, Dream11 has announced to fine employees Rs 1 lakh for disturbing Co-workers on Leave’.
As reports indicate that Dream11’s co-founders Harsh Jain and Bhavit Seth have warned workers that they will be charged a fee of about Rs. 1 lakh if they contact coworkers during the “UNPLUG” time.
What is the “UNPLUG” policy?
Dream11 has announced the “UNPLUG” policy that allows employees of the company to completely unplug from all work-related communications for a whole week, including calls, emails, WhatsApp groups, Slack, and group chats.
The company said on the “UNPLUG” policy, “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”, the company added.
“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”, the company added.
As per livemint, an employee said, “Allowing employees to cut off from all company systems and groups is one of the best perks one can get. We are not bothered with work calls, emails, messages, or even WhatsApp for seven days. This helps us spend some quality time doing what we love.”
“And for me, it’s time to head to the mountains. I, for one, do not feel guilty about not having a sufficient network. It’s the most distinctive form of unplugging. This disconnected time also helps one rejuvenate, relax and come back feeling fresh, happy, and renewed energy to give one’s best performance,” a Dream11 employee added.
Dream11 helps Indian sports fans to actively engage with real-life sporting events and showcase their knowledge of sports. Fantasy sports has been deemed a ‘Game of Skill’ by the honourable Supreme Court of India.