Lally Professor Featured on MSNBC.com
Professor Timothy Golden’s research on telecommuting was recently featured on MSNBC.com’s LifeInc. section. The piece titled, “Telecommuting Might Be Wrong Answer for Stressed-out Parents,” discusses the effect working from home may have on the level of exhaustion workers experience. The article is based on Golden’s 2011 study of 316 employees from a large computer company that employs telecommuting and flexible scheduling as an alternative to the typical nine to five, onsite work day. Professor Golden’s study found that individuals who juggle conflicting demands between their work and home lives experience more work exhaustion. However the amount of exhaustion experienced depends upon the type of telework that they practice and the severity of their conflict between work and home.
Associate Professor Golden joined the Lally School in 2002 and currently teaches in the MBA program. Professor Golden brings to the classroom a unique mix of applied experiences in a variety of business settings, combined with an advanced educational background in a broad array of academic disciplines. His innovative teaching has been recognized with several awards, including the winner of the Best Experiential Exercise award from the Experiential Learning Association in 2005. Prior to working in academia, Dr. Golden held several positions in the Aerospace, IT, and Medical industries, including program management, systems engineering, and space flight engineering working with NASA’s space shuttle program.