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Web extra: Are You An Integrator Or Segmenter?

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When you’re at work, do you keep pictures of your family on your desk? Happily bring your spouse and kids to the summer work picnic? Or are you more inclined to keep your private life separate from your work life? 

Dr. Nancy Rothbard says that most of us are either integrators –people who easily blend their personal and professional lives – or segmenters, those who, even when working from home, get dressed for the office each day and go into a room with a closed door. Neither one is better or worse for an office space – in fact, companies need both types – but understanding which category you may fit into can help you navigate your work-from-home situation and perhaps have a better return to the office whenever you head back. 

Dr. Nancy Rothbard is the David Pottruck Professor of Management and Chair of the Management Department at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

You can read her article about integrators and segmenters here: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/working-from-home-navigating-the-pandemics-new-normal/

 

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.