Work-Life Balance in the Digital Workplace: The Impact of Schedule Flexibility and Telecommuting on Work-Life Balance and Overall Life Satisfaction

Source: Dong-Jin LeeM. Joseph Sirgy, Thriving in Digital Workspaces, First Online: 31 August 2019
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From the abstract:
The goal of this chapter is to develop a theoretical model of work-life balance specific to the digital workplace. We first discuss two characteristics of the digital workplace: schedule flexibility and telecommuting. We then describe a formative conceptualisation of work-life balance involving a set of inter-domain strategies people use to enhance (or preserve) overall life satisfaction—behaviour-based strategies (role engagement in multiple domains, role enrichment, domain compensation, role conflict management, etc.) and cognition-based strategies (whole-life perspective, positive affect spillover, value compensation and segmentation). We then propose and explain how schedule flexibility and telecommuting in the digital workplace have a positive influence on the aforementioned work-life balance strategies and consequently overall life satisfaction and thriving.