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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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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When hybrid working blurs the boundaries between work and life realms

It is well understood that we exhibit different personas for different life roles. Each role we occupy requires differing personalities to manage, different expectations, different demands and different puzzles to solve. The traditional transition time between home and work (and back again) gave us the

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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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Psychologically detaching from work after-hours is essential for physical and mental wellness

Although many have been forced to work remotely during the Covid-19 Pandemic, everyone has different expectations, requirements and adaptations to merging the home and work domains into one geographic location.  How you manage your work-life balance depends on a number of factors: Your individual personality

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Tips to keep work and home separated when remote working

Research shows that we don’t automatically develop good strategies to separate out work and home-based technology use. Those who do work from home, need to develop good psychological detachment strategies, to help them reduce anxiety, stress and overall mental wellness. These strategies can include:  Carving

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