How would employees 'construct' a balance between work and non-work life? Work-life Balance in the Construction Industry

Townsend, Keith J., Bailey, Caroline, Brown, Kerry A., Bradley, Lisa M., & Lingard, Helen C. (2006) How would employees 'construct' a balance between work and non-work life? Work-life Balance in the Construction Industry. In 14th International Employment Relations Association Conference, June 19-23, Hong Kong.


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In recent years there has been a groundswell of research that overwhelmingly suggests extended working hours and the difficulty of balancing home and work are highly problematic for many employees. The paper adds to this literature by investigating work-life balance (WLB) issues and takes as its primary focus the time-based demands of jobs in the construction industry in Australia. This paper draws from two construction industry case studies that have experimented with restructuring working time arrangements.

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ID Code: 5292
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Work, life Balance, Construction
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Industrial Relations (150306)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 13:28

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