The role of life friendly policies on employees’ work-life balance

Yuile, Colleen, Chang, Artemis, Gudmundsson, Amanda, & Sawang, Sukanlaya (2012) The role of life friendly policies on employees’ work-life balance. Journal of Management and Organisation, 18(1), pp. 53-63.

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Employees' inability to balance work and non-work related responsibilities have resulted in an increase in stress related illnesses. Historically, research into the relationship between work and non-work has primarily focused on work/family conflict, predominately investigating the impact of this conflict on parents, usually mothers. To date research has not sufficiently examined the management practices that enable all 'individuals' to achieve a 'balance' between work and life.

This study explores the relationship between contemporary life friendly HR management policies and work/life balance for individuals as well as the effect of managerial support to the policies. Self-report questionnaire data from 1,241 men and women is analysed and discussed to enable organizations to consider the use of life friendly policies and thus create a convergence between the well-being of employees and the effectiveness of the organization.

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ID Code: 46089
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Work-life Balance, Life Friendly Policies, HRM Policies, Workplace Practices
ISSN: 1833-3672
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 21 Sep 2011 22:08
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 21:16

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