Freedom or fallout in local government? How work-life culture impacts employees using flexible work practices

McDonald, Paula K., Pini, Barbara M., & Bradley, Lisa M. (2007) Freedom or fallout in local government? How work-life culture impacts employees using flexible work practices. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 18(4), pp. 602-622.

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This exploratory study investigates five conceptually distinct dimensions of work-life culture which account for the gap between work-life policy provision and utilization: 'Manager Support'; 'Organizational Time Expectations'; 'Career Consequences'; 'Gendered Perceptions of Policy Use' and 'Co-worker Support', among 22 employees using flexible work practices (13 women, 9 men) in a local government organization in Australia. The findings inform the development of targeted strategies that help alleviate the cultural barriers preventing the use of work-life policies by eligible employees and contribute to the emergent area of organizational work-life culture as a theoretical construct.

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ID Code: 9131
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Work, Life Culture, Flexible Work, Local Government
DOI: 10.1080/09585190601178968
ISSN: 1466-4399
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in The International Journal of Human Resource Management 18(4):pp. 602-622.
Deposited On: 23 Aug 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 14:01

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