November 19, 2019

Watching impeachment hearings in the workplace

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WHAT: Televised and live-streamed impeachment hearings could be costing businesses more than $2 billion in lost productivity, according to estimates by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas.

EXPERT: Ellen Ernst Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, has spent the last three decades studying work/life issues. Her research has identified how the prevalence of technology has blurred the boundary between work and personal life.

QUOTE: “There has been a rise in daily work-life interruptions, with easy switching back and forth between work and personal texts, emails, and websites, often resulting in fragmented and brief attention. But it’s unreasonable to expect employees to shut out major societal events happening in real time, like the impeachment hearings, that are relevant to personal life at work.”

MORE INFORMATION: Kossek is research director at the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership.

Writer: Joseph Paul, 765-494-9541,

Source: Ellen Kossek, 765-494-6852,

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