Corporate work-life balance initiatives: use and effectiveness

Beauregard, T. Alexandra (2011) Corporate work-life balance initiatives: use and effectiveness. In: Creating balance? International Perspectives on the Work-Life Integration of Professionals. Kaiser, Stephan, Ringlstetter, Max Josef, Eikhof, Doris Ruth and Pina e Cunha, Miguel, eds. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 193-208. 9783642161988. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16199-5_11)

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This chapter will examine the antecedents to and outcomes of corporate work-life balance initiative usage among professionals, as well as equity concerns and “backlash” among non-users of such initiatives. Interconnecting influences such as gender, diversity, values, and dispositional characteristics will be explored, and their role in the use and effectiveness of corporate work-life balance initiatives analysed. The chapter will seek to highlight some of the implications of the research for policy implementation, with an aim to improving the likelihood of work-life balance initiatives achieving their intended purpose among managers and professionals: enhancing work-life balance and strengthening performance on the job.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords (uncontrolled): work-life balance; flexible working; family-friendly
Editors: Kaiser, Stephan and Ringlstetter, Max Josef and Eikhof, Doris Ruth and Pina e Cunha, Miguel
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Item ID: 19127
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Depositing User: Alexandra Beauregard
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 13:52
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 20:03
ISBN: 9783642161988

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