Saturday, October 17, 2015

When Employers Come Calling After Work Hours

Employees who receive electronic correspondence from work after hours become angry more often than not, and that can interfere with their personal lives a new study from a management researchers at the University of Texas Arlington shows. The study showed that employees become angry when contacted via electronic messages after work. The study--The Effects of Electronic Communication during Nonwork Time on Emotions and Work-Nonwork Conflict-- surveyed 341 working adults during a seven day period to track their feelings when they opened a work email away from the office. " People reported anger when receiving after hours communications, but those who did not allow it to interfere with etheir lives (the integrators) were happier and healthier. Those did not have integration capability and more disrupted lives. Many training recommendations are included in the study. Read ore: