Contact with work after hours is linked to family conflict, distress and sleep issues

Extracts and summary of the research: ‘Are communications about work outside regular working hours associated with work-to-family conflict, psychological distress and sleep problems?’. Research Authors: Scott Schieman and Marisa C. Young (2013) Key quotes from the research: ‘…work contact is associated with higher levels of work-to-family

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Are there generational differences in expectations of work technology use after hours?

Extracts and summary of the research: ‘Technological Tethering, Digital Natives, and Challenges in the Work-Family Interface’. Research Authors: Andrew D. Nevin and Scott Schieman (2020) Key quotes from the research: ‘…mobile technologies have facilitated the extension of traditional working hours, reflective of workers being “technologically tethered”

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Constant phone checking brings life to work and work to life

Extracts and a summary of the research: ‘When You Just Cannot Get Away – Exploring the use of information and communication technologies in facilitating negative work/home spillover’. Research Authors: Ronald W. Berkowsky (2013) Key quotes from the research: ‘Boundaries [between work and home], while sometimes motivated

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Making Time Off Predictable – And Required

Extracts and summary of the research: ‘Making Time off Predictable and Required’. Research Authors: Leslie A. Perlow and Jessica L. Porter (October 2009) Key quotes:  “Responsiveness breeds the need for more responsiveness” “When people are always “on,” responsiveness becomes ingrained in the way they work,

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