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    Exploring transitions and work life balance in the digital era

    Chamakiotis, Petros and Symon, Gillian and Whiting, Rebecca and Roby, H. (2014) Exploring transitions and work life balance in the digital era. In: 22nd European Conference on Information Systems, June 2014, Tel Aviv, Israel. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Scholars in the field of work-life balance (WLB) argue that individuals perform different role identities (e.g. parent, worker) within the different domains (e.g. family, work) of their life; and that these domains are separated by boundaries (Clark, 2000). There is an emerging view in the literature that information and communication technologies (ICTs) may influnce both the way these boundaries operate and individuals´ transitions across the different domains of their lives (Perrons, 2003). In this paper we report the preliminary results of a study in which we have explored the individual experience of transitioning, or switching, across role identities and domains in relation to ICTs. These preliminary findings are based on video and interview data with 10 social entrepreneurs. By the end of our research study, we expect to have recruited 45 participants from three different areas of experience, also including students and corporate employees. Our objectives through this study are to (a) improve our understanding around switching across role-identities and domains, and to (b) co- design tools that will help individuals manage their switching process. Following the preliminary analysis, we discuss our forthcoming steps and outline our study's expected contributions.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2016 14:52
    Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 14:52
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14455

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