In The Work-Family Challenge contributors from the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States explore the possibilities of challenging traditional employment structures to take account of contemporary work and family realities. They take a critical look at the notion of 'family-friendly' employment, and explore ways in which the rapidly changing needs of both organizations and the workforce can be met.
The volume argues that real progress requires moving the focus from specific policies and practices towards more systemic organizational change. It examines the contexts and opportunities - global, international, national, sociopolitical, legal and economic - for this change. The book concludes that positive solution
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Table of Contents
Foreword - Cherie BoothPART ONE: THE CONTEXT FOR CHANGERethinking Employment - Suzan Lewis An Organizational Change FrameworkReconciling Employment and Family Responsibilities - Peter Moss A European PerspectiveWork/Family Reconciliation and the Law - Jeremy Lewis Intrusion or Empowerment?PART TWO: POLICY AND PRACTICEThe 'Family Friendly' Employer in Europe - Lisa HarkerThe Restructuring of Work and Family in the United States - Judith Gonyea and Bradley Googins A New Challenge for American CorporationsFormal and Informal Flexibility in the Workplace - Helle Holt and Ivan ThaulowCorporate Relocation Policies - Cary L CooperDeveloping and Implementing Policies - Suzan Lewis with Anne Watts and Christine Camp The Midland Bank ExperiencePART THREE: BARRIERS TO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CURRENT POLICIES AND STRATEGIES FOR MOVING BEYOND POLICIES TO CULTURE CHANGEEvaluating the Impact of 'Family Friendly' Employment Policies - Suzan Lewis and Karen Taylor A Case StudyConstructing Pluralistic Work and Career Arrangements - Phyllis Hutton RaabeWork Family Issues as a Catalyst for Organizational Change - Joyce K Fletcher and Rhona RapoportCONCLUSIONRethinking Employment - Suzan Lewis and Jeremy Lewis A Partnership Approach