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Work-Life Balance and the Impact of Remote E-Working

Look at individuals’ work-life balances by considering the influence of remote e-working and being continuously switched-on.

Work-Life Balance and the Impact of Remote E-Working
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study10 hours

Explore the history and outcomes of a work-life balance in employed individuals

Working individuals often find themselves juggling between their work and social lives, aiming for the ever-elusive work-life balance. This course focuses on the context in which work-life balance has grown, comparing the key theories of work-life conflict, work-life integration and enrichment, and boundary management.

It also investigates the future of work, evaluating how technology allows individuals to work more flexibly, but in the meantime risking less time to switch off and recover from work. Flexible working practices as a means to enhance your work-life balance are also discussed.

What topics will you cover?

  • Work-life balance
  • What are the key antecedents of work-life balance?
  • What are the key outcomes of a work-life balance?
  • What are the organisational, supervisory and individual issues?
  • What can be done at both individual and organisational levels?
  • Links between work-life balance and remote e-working
  • Use of flexible working arrangements by organisations as a means to enhance work-life balance
  • Relevant laws and legislation that organisations should consider

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop a broad understanding of the context in which work-life balance has grown
  • Explain your understanding of both the academic and business-related definitions and issues surrounding the study of work-life balance
  • Discuss and compare the key theories underpinning theoretical studies of work-life balance: work-life balance, conflict and enrichment
  • Identify the future of work: working anywhere at any given time, using technology
  • Evaluate how technology is affecting individuals’ switching-off and recovery from work
  • Describe how the concept of work-life balance is related to issues caused by remote e-working
  • Discuss flexible working practices as a means to enhance work-life balance

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at students who are looking to further understand the key factors for a work-life balance, and what can be done in an organisation to achieve this.

Who will you learn with?

Lecturer in occupational and business psychology at Coventry University.
Maria Charalampous (AFHEA, MBPsS) is a doctoral researcher and qualified test user: occupational, ability, personality.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry