TMU Recharge was launched in June 2020 and stressed that it is critical that we each take care of ourselves and our loved ones. This must continue to be our first priority.
Continue to work together to implement work norms that support wellbeing
While we know these norms are not a one-size fits all, we strongly encourage departments to work together to determine how to implement them, and to consider additional department or unit-specific practices to support wellbeing and balance. Leaders are encouraged to find ways to implement as many of the norms as possible on a regular and ongoing basis:
- No evening or weekend emails unless urgent
- Meetings conclude by 6 p.m. at the latest
- Book meetings in 50 or 20 minute increments
- Consider using the Gmail “scheduled send” function when sending emails outside of work hours