Balancing Boundaries : Using Multiple Devices to Manage Work-Life Balance

Fleck, Rowanne and Cox, Anna L. and Robison, Rosalyn A. V. (2015) Balancing Boundaries : Using Multiple Devices to Manage Work-Life Balance. In: 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Seoul, South Korea.

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Information and communication technologies (ICTs) continue to give us increased flexibility about when and where we choose to work and the freedom to deal with home tasks whilst at work. However more use of ICT for work during non-work time has been linked with negative outcomes including lower work and life satisfaction and increased stress. Previous work has suggested that in order to reduce some of these negative effects, people should adopt technology use strategies that aid separation of their home and work lives. In this paper we report the results of a questionnaire study investigating work-life balance boundary behaviours and technology use. We find that people use multiple devices as a way of creating boundaries between home and work, and the extent to which they do this relates to their boundary behaviour style. These findings have particular relevance given the increasing trend for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.

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Keywords: life-work balance, boundary control, technology boundary work, device separation
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Ian Walker
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2019 09:16
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2022 16:00

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