Harmonizing Work, Family, and Personal Life: From Policy to Practice

Harmonizing Work, Family, and Personal Life: From Policy to Practice

by Steven A. Y. Poelmans, Paula Caligiuri
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521858690

ISBN-13: 9780521858694

Pub. Date: 09/29/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Organizations can no longer afford to assume that the ideal employee is male, full-time, and free from responsibilities outside work. As the percentage of women in the active work population rises, and the number of dual-income families grows, there is an ever greater demand for more flexible patterns of employment. Harmonizing Work, Family, and Personal Life

Overview

Organizations can no longer afford to assume that the ideal employee is male, full-time, and free from responsibilities outside work. As the percentage of women in the active work population rises, and the number of dual-income families grows, there is an ever greater demand for more flexible patterns of employment. Harmonizing Work, Family, and Personal Life examines the organizational challenges of introducing work-life policies and practices from both an individual and a managerial perspective. Drawing on a broad range of international case studies of companies where such policies have both succeeded and failed, it acts as a practical guide for policy design and implementation. Harmonizing Work, Family, and Personal Life will be essential reading for human resource practitioners, advanced students and academic researchers in the field of human resource management, organizational behavior, or career management.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521858694
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/29/2008
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Introduction Steven Poelmans; Part I. Describing Different Work-Life Policies/Policy Development/Pitfalls: 1. Strategic HR and work-life balance Paula Caligiuri and Nicole Givelekian; 2. Reviewing policies for harmonizing work, family and personal life Steven Poelmans and Barbara Beham; 3. Integrating career development and work-family policy Tammy Allen; 4. Work-life balance on global assignments Paula Caligiuri and Mila Lazarova; 5. IBM case Joan Giue and Oana Petrescu; Part II. Policy Design, Implementation, and Deployment: 6. Stages in the implementation of work-family policies Steven A. Y. Poelmans, Shilpa Patel and Barbara Beham; 7. Policy development across borders: a framework for work-life initiatives in multinational enterprises Anne Bardoel and Helen DeCieri; Annex: ACREW Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Checklist of Work/Life Best Practice; Part III. Cultural Change: 8. Barriers to the planning, implementation and usage of work-life policies Cynthia Thompson; 9. Proposing a model for cultural change Steven A. Y. Poelmans and Olena Stepanova; Epilogue: Social change Steven A. Y. Poelmans and Aline Masuda; Annex: List of Website references; Index.

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