After hours teleworking and boundary management – Effects on work-family conflict and exhaustion
This study examined how teleworking outside regular office hours, i.e. after hours, relates to work-family conflict and exhaustion. The study also examined how the management of boundaries between work and non-work relates to work-family conflict. A total of seventy-one fulltime employees from a multinational high-tech firm answered a web survey. Contrary to stated hypotheses, analyses revealed that the extent of teleworking after hours was unrelated to work-family conflict and exhaustion. However, having more permeable boundaries and allowing work to interrupt non-work behavior was related to higher conflict. Practical implications and directions for future research are discussed.