Balancing Work And Life On Access Utah Wednesday
In this age of smartphones, work doesn’t necessarily end when you leave the office. For many there is an expectation that you should be available after hours. Germany is considering legislation that would ban employers from contacting workers after office hours. Labor Minister Andrea Nahles says "there is an undeniable relationship between constant availability and the increase of mental illness."
And what about work/life balance? Entrepreneur and mother of three, Inge Geerdens, writing on LinkedIn, says “I don’t need a balance; I’m not looking for a way to balance my private life with my professional life. I’m just trying to have a great life.” What do you think? Tell us about your work and how you are balancing everything, especially with the explosion of technology.
We’ll talk about work/life balance, tethering, the relationship between workplace and family happiness, and related issues, with a panel we assembled several months ago when we discussed telecommuting: Kathy Chudoba, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, Merideth Ferguson, Assistant Professor of Management; both from the USU Huntsman School of Business; and Jana Francis & Rett Clevenger, President & CEO, respectively, of Utah-based Steals.com