Corporate work-life balance initiatives: use and effectiveness

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Beauregard, T. 2011. Corporate work-life balance initiatives: use and effectiveness. in: Kaiser, S., Ringlstetter, M., Eikhof, D. and Pina e Cunha, M. (ed.) Creating balance? International Perspectives on the Work-Life Integration of Professionals Springer Berlin. Heidelberg. pp. 193-208
Chapter titleCorporate work-life balance initiatives: use and effectiveness
AuthorsBeauregard, T.
Abstract

This chapter will examine the antecedents to and outcomes of corporate work-life balance initiative usage among professionals, as well as equity concerns and “backlash” among non-users of such initiatives. Interconnecting influences such as gender, diversity, values, and dispositional characteristics will be explored, and their role in the use and effectiveness of corporate work-life balance initiatives analysed. The chapter will seek to highlight some of the implications of the research for policy implementation, with an aim to improving the likelihood of work-life balance initiatives achieving their intended purpose among managers and professionals: enhancing work-life balance and strengthening performance on the job.

Keywordswork-life balance; flexible working; family-friendly
Page range193-208
Book titleCreating balance? International Perspectives on the Work-Life Integration of Professionals
EditorsKaiser, S., Ringlstetter, M., Eikhof, D. and Pina e Cunha, M.
PublisherSpringer Berlin. Heidelberg
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Hardcover9783642161988
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Print2011
Publication process dates
Deposited06 Apr 2016
Accepted01 Jan 2010
Output statusPublished
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Web address (URL)http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-16199-5_11
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16199-5_11
LanguageEnglish
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