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    Boundary management: getting the work-home balance right

    Basile, K.A. and Beauregard, T. Alexandra (2021) Boundary management: getting the work-home balance right. In: Russell, E. and Grant, C. (eds.) Agile Working and Well-Being in the Digital Age. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 35-46. ISBN 9783030602826.

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    Agile working involves liberation from traditional ways of working, such that boundaries between work and home (both physical and temporal) can become blurred. In this chapter, we explore how boundary management preferences for integration or segmentation, and the fit between these preferences and agile working modalities, can influence experiences of the work-life interface, work-related attitudes and employee well-being. We go on to identify the challenges that agile working presents for boundary management, related to an increasingly ‘always on’ work culture. We conclude by discussing what organizations can do to support employees’ management of work-life boundaries in the pursuit of satisfactory levels of performance and wellbeing in each life domain.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): work-life balance, work-family conflict, border theory, boundary management, integration, segmentation
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Alexandra Beauregard
    Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2021 11:50
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:07


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