Internet and quality of work/life

HBS is featuring Patricia Wallace's new book 'The Internet In the Workplace: How New Technology is Transforming Work.'

While having Internet access at work arguably has created efficiencies for businesses and organizations, the author explores complications that the Web brings for employees and employers. For example, how have round-the-clock e-mail and wireless devices affected employees’ ability to separate work and family life? What are the productivity and psychological effects of workplace surveillance tools? A psychologist, Patricia Wallace is the senior director of information technology and distance programs at the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University. Wallace’s thorough examination of the issues triggered by this pervasive technology, combined with her insightful analysis, make this an important contribution to the literature of the effects of technology on society. Readers in nearly every industry or profession will find this book useful as they reflect on their jobs and careers.

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