Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Human Resource Mgt

First Advisor

Maria T. Poindexter


This study addressed the effects of technology on our work and personal lives. Focusing on communication tools the investigation sought to determine what issues are created by this constant ability to communicate. A survey was conducted of mid-level managers within the Fairfax County Police Department to determine the effects technology had on their work and personal lives. In addition to the survey, interviews and observations where used. The results revealed that technology doesn't have a negative affect on those surveyed. The majority of data collected shows a positive response toward communication devices. Technology allows for speed and ease of task completion and allows for more efficient ways our lives (home and work) are conducted. Recommendations are offered to overcome the challenges we face with emerging technology and maintaining a balanced work and personal life.