Category: Work-Life Balance

Which Way at the Intersection of Work and Home?

Topic:  Strategic HR, Work-Life Balance Publication: Research and Practice in Human Resource Management Article:Satisfaction and Perceived Productivity when Professionals Work From Home. Blogger: Sarah Bowen Working from home (WFH) is a clear alternative to the 9-to-5 lifestyle, but what conditions are necessary in order to achieve both satisfaction and productivity when working from home?

Parents More Likely to Get By With a Little Help from…

Topic: Strategic HR, Work-Life Balance Publication: Research and Practice in Human Resource Management Article: The Influence of Support at Work and Home on Work Family Conflict: Does Gender Make a Difference? Blogger: Sarah Bowen A recent study study observed levels of managerial and spousal support in relation to Work-Family  Conflict (WFC). A sample of 185 married Malaysian, Chinese and Indian accountants that had at least one child were surveyed through mailed questionnaires. Gender was specifically examined in order to distinguish the varying roles

Work-Family Conflict: White vs Blue Collar

Topic: Work-Life Balance Publication: Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology Article: The roles of context and everyday experience in understanding work-non work relationships: A qualitative diary study of white- and blue-collar workers. Blogger: Rob Stilson This study focused on work-family conflict as observed in two organizations, one that encouraged work-family integration (Organization I) and one

Work and Family Dinner Conflict: A New but Important Flavor

Topic: Work-life Balance Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior Article: Workplace factors associated with family dinner behaviors. Blogger: Benjamin Granger It’s well-known that employees’ family and work roles often collide (and sometimes it ain’t pretty!). But researchers have only just begun to scratch the large surface that is work and family conflict. So let’s

Rest, Relax and Be Merry…At Work!

Topic: Stress, Work-Life Balance Publication: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology Article: Staying vigorous until work is over: The role of trait vigor, day-specific work experiences and recovery. Blogger: Benjamin Granger After a long hard day of work, many of us get back home only to do more work!  After all that,

Just Having Work-Life Policies in Place Does Not Mean They are Working

Topic: Work-Life Balance Publication: Human Resource Management Article: Work-life policy implementation: Breaking down or creating barriers to inclusiveness?  Blogger: Rob Stilson Many companies now have some sort of work-life policies on the books (flex-time, telework, leaves of absence, etc.).  However, research findings indicate that these policies may either have no effect or even a

A Closer Look at the Role of Work Centrality in Work-Family Conflict

Topic: Work-Life Balance Publication: Journal of Management (2008) Article: The moderating effect of work-family centrality on work family conflict, organizational attitudes, and turnover behavior. Blogger: Benjamin Granger Ever miss a child’s ball game for work? The conflict between an employee’s work role and family role is known as work-family conflict (WFC). When work