Technology Assisted Supplemental Work, Work Life Enrichment and Work-Family Conflict: The Moderating Role of Time Management

SANIA USMANI

Abstract


This study investigated the Technological Assisted Supplemental Work (TASW) on the Work Family Conflict (WFC) and the Work Life Enrichment (WLE) of individuals. It reflects on how an individual is using the technological devices to communicate in their daily work routine to manage the workload, and how it is affecting an individual’s life positively or negatively at work and at home. This study highlights the moderating role of effective Time Management Skills (TMS) in the relationship between technology. This study was conducted on 300 employees of software houses using a cross sectional survey design. There is a direct positive relationship between Technology Assisted Supplemental Work and Work Life Enrichment and there is also a direct positive relationship between Technology Assisted Supplemental Work and Work Family Conflict. It was also found that Time Management Skills moderate the relationship between Technology Assisted Supplemental Work and Work Life Enrichment. Further, Time Management Skills does not moderate the relationship between Technology Assisted Supplemental Work and Work Family Conflict. Using insights from Technology Acceptance Model, this study examined the direct and the moderated relationship between Technology Assisted Supplemental Work, Work Life Enrichment and Work Family Conflict. Managers need to understand the importance of the balance between work and family and recognize that technology can deteriorate personal relationships instead of harmonizing them. Thus, there needs to be a balance of HR policies for this mandate where people have to work from home additionally. This study has contributed in the literature of Technology Assisted Supplemental Work and Work Family Conflict and Work Life Enrichment as there has been no study conducted on software house employees along with the moderating role of Time Management Skills.


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