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Uber has designated two Mondays this summer as meeting-free, chief people officer Nikki Krishnamurthy said in a company-wide June 24 email. Insider viewed a copy of the message.

The ride-hailing and delivery firm scheduled the first “no meeting” day for July 12 and the second for August 9. “We know it can be tiring to have back-to-back meetings with no time to focus,” Krishnamurthy wrote.

Uber chose two Mondays because they “often feel like our most intense days,” Krishnamurthy wrote. “We thought it’d be a good opportunity to allow everyone to have focus time.” She said she didn’t consider Fridays because they’re a weekend day in some Middle Eastern countries.

Krishnamurthy acknowledged that “essential” meetings might still occur on July 12 or August 9, but discouraged employees from scheduling meetings on those days if possible. “You’ll see a block appearing on your calendars soon and encourage you to reschedule any meetings to other days,” she wrote.

An Uber spokesperson said the company had no further context it wanted to provide when contacted by Insider before this story was published.

Uber’s move comes as workers across industries are spending more time in meetings. Microsoft said in March that users of its Teams …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology


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