Work–life balance this argument was encapsulated in 1889, when us workers went on strike to demand an eight-hour work day their slogan was 261 called upon to work in manufacturing industries, to replace the enlisted male employees focused on the introduction of family-friendly policies such as the recognition. Introduction • key focus of the study • background to the study • research purpose • trends from the research literature • the potential value-add of the study • literature review • work life balance policies and flexitime • implementing flexitime • research design • research approach • research strategy • research method. Increasing product-market competition is believed to be a driving force behind higher productivity however, even those critics of globalization who accept this argument claim that there is a hard trade-off because tougher competition comes at the price of reducing work–life balance (wlb) optimists, by contrast, argue that. Key words: technological devices, ict management, ict devices, work-life balance, work-life-interaction, qualitative research jel: o33 1 introduction the world is changing rapidly, and is becoming increasingly technologically advanced everyday items are becoming 'smart' (ie smartphones, smart cars and smart. The business case for work-life balance practices, as espoused by many organizations, rests on attracting better among eligible parents following the introduction of the childcare centre, whereas absenteeism rates for manufacturing firms in the usa and europe, they found that while the number of work-life balance.
3 school of geography, university of oxford 4 policy studies institute colette fagan department of sociology university of manchester oxford road manchester m13 9pl tel: +44 (0) 161 275 2512 [email protected] introduce work-life balance policies and employees' sense of entitlement to use such. Across welfare societies we have seen the emergence of policies and norms for worklife balance alongside rising expectations among working parents to be able to participate in employment and caregiving, and to have more time for family life and leisure. However, while temporary employment provides employers with a form of numerical flexibility, it is generally not a measure that facilitates work-life balance for employees we are concerned here with arrangements introduced voluntarily by firms which facilitate the combination of work and family or other responsibilities.
Introduction prompted to some degree by policies and concerns promoted by the european union, and the council of europe, the set of issues now widely termed 'work-life balance' is much discussed in academic and policy circles in the uk and in germany it is also moving up the agenda of british and german. Lappegård, goldscheider & bernhardt: introduction to the special collection on finding work–life balance 854 revolution was transforming production, applying nonhuman energy to food production and manufacture in vastly more efficient ways than was possible in the agricultural household. Introduction working time is a key issue in modern work and employment relations for many people, the time at which work takes place is irrelevant – for accountants work/non-work balance, focus on family involvement in the training of shift workers and institutions, production and working life, oxford: oxford.
Disadvantages for workers trying to reconcile their work and non-work life during the 13-month study period key words: shiftwork, work/non-work conflict, 8 vs 12- hour shifts, subjective heath 1 introduction there is considerable evidence are staggered so that they do not disrupt production indeed, some organisations. The business case for work-life balance practices, as espoused by many organizations, rests on attracting better applicants and reducing work-life conflict among existing employees in order to enhance organizational performance this review of the literature provides some evidence for the claim regarding recruitment, but.
Indeed, employees report increased job satisfaction, greater sense of job security , better physical and mental health, reduced levels of job stress and enhanced control of their environment in fact, work-life balance does not only benefit the employee, but also the organization once work life balance have been introduced to. In this article, i discuss part-time work and its impact on work-life balance, as well as its potential impact on gender equality introduction even though the economic crisis of 2008/2009 has affected most countries across europe, recent data show that in the eu-28, over 62% of working-age women and. Introduction picture the modern office: minimalist design schemes, rows of employees sitting close to one another in open-plan spaces, maybe some and as work and life are increasingly intertwined, these changes are likely to extend to the hours outside the office businesses must recognize the challenges of this new. Although the incorporation of women is improving productivity in the short and mid-term, it may have an opposite effect in the long term, unless solutions can be found for combining work and caring responsibilities this article defines some basic concepts (work–family conflict, work–family enrichment, work–family balance.
This article explores how employers portray themselves as supporters of work— life balance (wlb) in texts found on 24 websites of 10 different companies with a burawoy m ( 1979) manufacturing consent: changes in the labor process under capitalism chicago, il: university of chicago press google scholar. Introduction the labour market keeps on changing over time production and work pressure differ widely from ten and more years ago (byrne, 2005) the definition of work-life balance is according to clark (2000) “satisfaction and countries in their policies pertaining to work-life balance and the actual flexible working.
Fathers and worklife balance in france and the uk : policy and practice work, wlb introduction fathers' roles within the home and the workplace have come under increasing academic and public policy scrutiny in recent years and supply chain management in manufacturing and retailing, and new service. Worklife balance-an introduction introduction the human influence plays a significant and vital role in the growth of any country past is fully contemporary association as a deep of people, ''no manufacturing can be condensed hilgard ,er,atkinson,rl,introduction to psychology,oxford and ibh. They found that high levels of job control and job demands create conflict between work and family and are negatively related to work–life balance as explained in the introduction, the self-employed have different job demands and resources and work–family state support than employees, which may. This paper examines the degree of work/life balance among fathers, and mothers , employed in 5 major irish organisations surveyed in 2002 obtain information on : how work/life balance policies and practices have/not been adopted obstacles to their introduction/extension and difficulties associated with their take-up.