Mobile technologies blur work-life boundary, and pandemic upsets work-life balance. This paper explores the sustainability of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) practice in COVID-19 pandemic. It investigates the relationship between BYOD and work-to-life conflict. Specifically, this study emphasizes the important mediating role of Work Connectivity Behavior After-hours (WCBA) enabled by BYOD. We discuss both positive (productivity and flexibility) and negative (overload and burnout) consequences of WCBA and investigate their influence on work-to-life conflict. Based on boundary theory and conservation of resource theory, a theoretical model is developed. The research hypotheses will be tested with employees who are currently working with their own wireless devices during COVID-19 pandemic period. This includes those who work at home (teleworking) and work at office. We hope the research is timely and helpful for the policy decision making of BYOD.
Qi, Cong, "Will BYOD induce work-to-life conflict during COVID-19 pandemic period? – Exploring the importance of Work Connectivity Behavior After-hours (WCBA) enabled by BYOD" (2021). PACIS 2021 Proceedings. 222.
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