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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Work-life Balance, Life Friendly Policies, HRM Policies, Workplace Practices|
|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|
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Please consult the authors.|
|Deposited On:||22 Sep 2011 08:08|
|Last Modified:||05 Dec 2011 16:52|
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