Cause ou remède: Les technologies et l'équilibre travail-vie

Translated title of the contribution: Cause or cure: Technologies and work-life balance

Brian Harmer*, David J. Pauleen, Andreas Schroeder

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Unpublished contribution to conferenceUnpublished Conference Paperpeer-review


Knowledge workers whose employers allow them the freedom to access organizational resources from outside the premises, and/or outside normal working hours, are able to reach a new equilibrium in the balance between work and life. This research uses narrative method to obtain stories from a number of such knowledge workers in New Zealand, and observes how the participants make sense of the choices open to them, and reach decisions about them The research finds that despite expressed resentments, such people have tended to move the equilibrium in ways that accommodate more work. Implications of this research are that despite the short term productivity gains, organizations would do well to ensure that these well motivated staff are managed for their long term well being and continued contribution to the organization.

Translated title of the contributionCause or cure: Technologies and work-life balance
Original languageFrench
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event29th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2008 - Paris, France
Duration: 14 Dec 200817 Dec 2008




  • Autonomy
  • Knowledge workers
  • Mobility
  • Sensemaking
  • Technology


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