For decades now, human resource departments have been concerned with work-life balance issues. Employees need to perform well in the workplace, and this means they need time away from work as well. Balancing these two needs of employees, however, is becoming more challenging with social and mobile technologies. Increasingly, work and life are becoming fused. Caryn Seidman Becker addresses this in an article, Work-Life Balance, or Just Life? It’s also addressed here in my article for the Association for Talent Development.
There is little doubt that mobile technologies are increasingly connecting us with work, just as social technologies are connecting us with our outside lives while at work. What does this mean to learning in the workplace? As work and life become one, does learning inside and outside the workplace fuse as well? Are there implications for our learning and development departments? We look forward to your thoughts.