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Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work: A Guide for Leaders and Organizations by Tracy Brower, Tracy Brower

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CHAPTER 8

Aligning with Technology

In this chapter, I discuss technology and its relationship to work-life supports. Technology is the proverbial double-edged sword as it relates to navigating work and life demands. While it provides tools that allow greater flexibility for where and when people work, it can also tether employees to their work constantly. This chapter describes why employers should offer technology provisions for employees, and how they can best do it. It suggests new skills and behaviors that will be necessary as work and workers respond to shifts in technology, and it recommends some ways workers can use technology to navigate work and life.

In my research, I find that companies that provide more technology for employees tend ...

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