X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
To lessen worker anxiety, employers should lower their expectations for workers to monitor electronic communication outside of work, or at least establish boundaries. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Even if employees are allowed to have “flexible hours” when working at home, the perception of being perpetually “on-call” can place a great strain on both them and their families, according to the study, “Killing me softly-electronic communications monitoring and employee and significant-other well-being,” by a team of researchers led by William Becker, a Virginia Tech associate professor of management.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

BenefitsPRO

Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join BenefitsPRO.com now!

  • Unlimited access to BenefitsPRO.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on BenefitsPRO.com and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2019 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.