Creating Balance?

Creating Balance?

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A satisfactory and healthy integration of work with other life domains is one of the key challenges of modern society. Work-life balance and work-life integration have become focal points of todaya€™s human resource management practice and theory. Professionals who have been described as a€œextreme workersa€ regarding their work hours and engagement are under particular pressure to balance work and a€the rest of lifea€. This collection maps the increasingly extensive discussion of work-life issues for professionals and discusses key aspects in depth. What is work-life integration? What are the specific challenges for professionals? How do they manage their blurred work-life boundaries? How can companies intervene? Internationally leading authors discuss antecedents and individual and organizational outcomes of work-life integration, gender-specific perspectives and challenges as well as the use and usefulness of corporate work-life balance initiatives. In five sections distinguished researchers from across the world present experiences and research findings to provide a compendium of academic and applied research on the work-life integration of professionals. Cutting-edge research and novel theoretical perspectives make this collection a source of knowledge and inspiration for academic and business audiences interested in work-life integration issues in general and in the case of professionals in particular.Only two out of 15 of Omegaa#39;s technical services team were women. A male senior software developer at Gamma summed up the distinctions: This is sexist. Sorry, I apologise for this but you tend to find more women in the support roles, whichanbsp;...


Title:Creating Balance?
Author:Stephan Kaiser, Max Josef Ringlstetter, Doris Ruth Eikhof, Miguel Pina e Cunha
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-01-04
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