“The Work Must Go On”: The Role of Employee and Managerial Communication in the Use of Work–Life Policies

Author(s), Title and Publication Hoeven, C.L. ter, Miller, V., Peper, A. & Dulk, L. den (2017). “The Work Must Go On”: The role of employee and managerial communication in the use of work–life policies. Management Communication Quarterly, 31(2), 194 –229. DOI: 10.1177/0893318916684980 Summary Despite extensive work-life regulations in comparison to the U.S., many employees in the Netherlands do not take […]

The Secret to Creating an Engaged Workforce

Author(s), Title and Publication Jiang, H., & Men, R. L. (2015). Creating an engaged workforce: The impact of authentic leadership, transparent organizational communication, and work-life enrichment. Communication Research, DOI: 10.1177/0093650215613137. Summary This study examined how organizational leadership interplays with communication to influence employees’ work-life enrichment and work engagement. Employee engagement is a work-related motivated state of […]

The Influence of Communication Technologies on Perceived Work Life Conflict, Burnout, Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions

  Authors, Title and Publication Wright, K. B., Abendschein, B., Wombacher, K., O’Connor, M., Hoffman, M., Dempsey, M., & Shelton, A. (2014). Work-related communication technology use outside of regular work hours and work life conflict: The influence of communication technologies on perceived work life conflict, burnout, job satisfaction, and turnover intentions. Management Communication Quarterly, 28(4), 507-530. […]

Four Ways Smartphones Influence Social Norms and Employee Engagement

Authors, Title and Publication Derks, D., Duin, D., Tims, M., & Bakker, A. B. (2015). Smartphone use and work–home interference: The moderating role of social norms and employee work engagement. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 88, 155–177. This article aims to shed light on the relationship between daily smartphone use and daily work–home interference […]

Work vs. Life for Employees: Is Your Business Part of the Solution?

When the boundary between work and life gets blurred, employees can easily get frustrated and burned out. Often times, employees are encouraged to become smart “problem solvers,” coping with stress and imbalance on their own. However, individual coping is never sufficient even when it is effective. So, what are the jigsaw puzzle pieces organizations may […]