Anytime, anywhere: negotiating work-life boundaries in a digital world

Whiting, Rebecca, Roby, Helen, Chamakiotis, Petros, Symon, Gillian, Ang, Chee Siang, Chong, Ming Ki, Whittle, Jon and Rashid, Umar (2014) Anytime, anywhere: negotiating work-life boundaries in a digital world. In: Digital Economy All Hands Meeting (DE2014), 3-5 December 2014, London, UK.

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In this paper, we focus on examining how digital technologies affect our ability to manage rapid transitions (‘switches’) across work life boundaries, particularly in settings where working can take place anytime, anywhere. Using an innovative combination of research methods (video diaries and narrative interviews) with a group of social entrepreneurs, we show in a series of video extracts the complexity of these every day and ongoing transitions. We give examples of different types of switches and consider the benefits and challenges that digital technologies raise for this transition process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Business and Management
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Depositing User: Petros Chamakiotis
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2016 13:14
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2016 13:14

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