In today’s society so many people are addicted to their cell phones and interacting with other people through phone calls, texting, video calls, and social media that they don’t realize it’s getting in the way of their reality and who it is affecting. What I hope for you to get out of this blog is to see that there is more to life than cell phones and it’s ok to sit the phone down for a change and enjoy the life that is presented right in front of your eyes. People in the business world work so much, that it sometimes doesn’t even phase them when they are working off the clock. Yes, people need to work to survive in this world, but it comes to a point where work becomes that person’s life and they’re living their life in a business reality instead of their own. In a recent study I found that if “employees begin to use communication technologies for work-related tasks more frequently during their free time, this may contribute to an increase in work life conflict as well as related outcomes, such as job satisfaction, stress, and burnout” (Wright, 2014, p. 508). I have seen firsthand how people can become so stressed and overworked because they don’t want to do anything besides satisfy their boss, and the result of completing the work is a pat on the back and saying they “did a great job”. Also found in the research article was that “the number of outside of work hours increased via use of communication technologies, this was related to significantly increased perceptions of work life conflict” (Wright, 2014, p. 521). This shows that people are mostly not satisfies working outside of work and it causes disruptions in their lives. Don’t let your boss take control of your life, take control of your own life and live a happy and satisfying one, because the truth is we only get one life, so live it while you can. Leave a comment and tell me and tell me about how you avoid bringing work home with you!
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. doi:10.1177/0893318914533332