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Organizations recognize that employees’ use of mobile technologies improves productivity. Yet there is concern that mobile usage can impact employees’ work-life balance (WLB). In this article, we report on the undesirable impacts on WLB and offer a framework and a set of strategies for managing WLB. We propose that there is a continuum of WLB perceptions, with some seeing work and personal life as separate domains, others viewing work as overlapping with personal life and yet others perceiving the two domains as integrated

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Sarkar, Suprateek, Saonee Sarker, Xiao Xiao, and Manju Ahuja. "Managing Employees’ Use of Mobile Technologies to Minimize Work-Life Balance Impacts." 2012. MIS Quarterly Executive 11(4): 143-157.