$0.02 always welcome, but in my specific case you are off the mark. Not your fault since you don't know my specific situation. Your advice may be applicable for someone in a normal 9-5 and would fit nicely on a "Mangers 101" .ppt slidedeck, but not in my world.I would encourage you to think about that unintended consequence. If you aren't serving a purpose by being readily accessible to make decisions, then you're just communicating (non-verbally) that your expectation is that your employees work long hours. I would also encourage you to find out why you and your crew can't accomplish the work in a reasonable work week and attack that problem. Sometimes, it may be as simple as deciding that something isn't going to get done, and determining what that something is. That's our jobs as leaders, too.