There are a lucky few people who are truly passionate about the work that they do on a daily basis, but for the rest there's a site like 'I Don't Like Work'. The cheeky platform generates reasons for people to stay home from the office for the day, but whether employees make use of those reasons is totally up to them.
The reasons generated by I Don't Like Work run the gamut. Some of them are entirely logistical, like "Google Maps shows unusually high traffic on my way to work." Others are slightly more personal, like "My cat is sick. I need to take care of him." The platform convenient works as a tool with the Google Assistant as well, allowing burnt out workers to get a reason without even having to take out their laptops.
'I Don't Like Work' Generates Reasons to Work from Home
1. Work From Home - Creating legitimate-sounding reasons for employees to work from home, even if they don't have a concrete justification for doing so.
2. Employee Burnout - Addressing employee burnout by providing outlets for them to take a mental health day without guilt or judgment.
3. Convenience Technology - Developing technology to make it easier for employees to access mental health tools and work-life balance support in the middle of their busy days.
1. Human Resources - Exploring ways to support employees' mental health and work-life balance, potentially through technology like chatbots or mental health resources.
2. Virtual Assistant - Expanding virtual assistant technology to incorporate mental health and burnout support, including tools for scheduling mental health days or finding support resources.
3. Workspace Management - Developing ways to incorporate mental health and work-life balance support into workplace management tools and processes.