Boundary Management Tactics: An Examination of the Alignment with Preferences in the Work and Family Domains
Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management
Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management
Building on boundary management, we develop and test a measure of four boundary management tactics (temporal, physical, behavioral, communicative) for both the work and family domains. We extend the understanding of how people use tactics to manage boundaries using a sample of 639 working individuals and examining tactics as mediators as well as both antecedents (family and work segmentation preferences) and consequences (job satisfaction, job engagement, family satisfaction, family engagement) of these tactics. We discuss the study’s implications for theory, and practice while suggesting new research directions.
Carlson, D., Ferguson, M., & Kacmar, M. (2016) “Boundary management tactics: An examination of the alignment with preferences in the work and family domains." Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management. 51-70