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Dangers of Role spillover

Dangers of Role spillover

  • Commute initiates a sequence in which the feelings and attitudes of home life are deactivated, replaced by thoughts of work. This takes time, and if it doesn’t happen, one role can contaminate the other—what researchers call “Role Spillover.
  • Most people engage in “Role-clarifying prospection” during their commute deliberately thinking about plans for work day, which makes them highly satisfied. Skipping this task leaves them in limbo.


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A Commuter’s Double Life

A Commuter’s Double Life

You get a very strong feeling of two lives with the train as a bridge.” - Gail Sheehy (1968)

  • A commuter lives two lives: The distance between those two lives is explored in a body of research loosely known as Boundary Theory”.
  • All of us have multiple selves, all of them authentic. Crossing between these lives isn’t normally easy.


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Commuter’s Lament

Commuter’s Lament

Overslept, so tired.

If late, get fired.

Why bother? Why the pain?

Just go home, do it again.

--The Commuter’s lament inscribed in New York City’s 42nd Street Station

Daily commute seemed to be the bane of our existence till the pandemic bonded us to our homes.


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No commute hurts

No commute hurts

  • During/After the pandemic, many people who have lost their daily commute experience have felt a void.
  • Without commute, there are no beginnings or endings. Life is continuously happening.
  • No commute may be hurting, not helping, remote worker productivity,” a Microsoft report warned last fall.
  • Without commute, employees are burnt out with no separation between life and work.


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Some like longer commute

Some like longer commute

  • Throughout history, humans have shown a willingness to spend roughly 60 minutes a day in transit.
  • Known as Marchetti’s Constant, 60 minutes are usually understood to describe what people will endure as commute.
  • The reason why people might like longer commute are: the feeling of control in one’s own car; the time to plan, to decompress, to make calls, to listen to audiobooks.
  • As per research, the commute has some “Positive utility.


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Cure Role spillover without commute

Cure Role spillover without commute

In order to make up for role spillover due to lack of commute, you can:

  • Match your surroundings with the task at hand
  • Create a soothing ritual to transition between life and work.

Rituals are friction, they slow us down. They’re so antithetical to most of our life, which is all about efficiency and speed.”

  • Use Technology’s help. Microsoft’s SwitchBot (2017) poses simple questions to help transition into productive work mode and to detach at day’s end


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