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Work and life integration

Organizational, cultural, and individual perspectives

Ellen Ernst Kossek og Susan J. Lambert

Lawrence Erlbaum2005. 570 s. ISBN 0805846158
Bogomtale fra forlaget.

Work-family researchers have had much success in encouraging both organizations and individuals to recognize the importance of achieving greater balance in life. The imbalance between work and family is detrimental to the organization in terms of stress, quality of life, and personal effectiveness and efficiency. At the heart of the work/life problems is the increasing complexity of modern life. Work and Life Integration addresses the intersect between work, life, and family in new and interesting ways. It discusses current challenges in dealing with work-life integration issues and sets the stage for future research agendas. The book enlightens the research community and informs the public debates on how workplaces can be made more family sensitive by providing contributions from psychologists, sociologists, and economists who have not shied away from asserting the policy implications of their findings.

This text appeals to both practitioners and academics interested in seeking ways to creative meaningful lives.

Contents: Series Forewords. Foreword. Part I: Introductory Chapters. E.E. Kossek, S.J. Lambert, "Work-Life Scholarship": Voice and Context. S.M. MacDermid, (Re)Considering Conflict Between Work and Family. Part II: Organizational Perspectives. F.J. Milliken, L.M. Dunn-Jensen, The Changing Time Demands of Managerial and Professional Work: Implications for Managing the Work-Life Boundary. P.M. Valcour, L.W. Hunter, Technology, Organizations, and Work-Life Integration. K.H. Roberts, V.M. Desai, P. Madsen, Organizational Reliability, Flexibility, and Security. S.J. Lambert, E. Waxman, Organizational Stratification: Distributing Opportunities for Balancing Work and Personal Life. P. Moss, H. Salzman, C. Tilly, When Firms Restructure: Understanding Work-Life Outcomes. K.L. Sutton, R.A. Noe, Family-Friendly Programs and Work-Life Integration: More Myth Than Magic? J.K. Fletcher, L. Bailyn, The Equity Imperative: Redesigning Work for Work-Family Integration. Part III: Individual Perspectives. A. Friede, A.M. Ryan, The Importance of the Individual: How Self-Evaluations Influence the Work-Family Interface. J.R. Edwards, N.P. Rothbard, Work and Family Stress and Well-Being: An Integrative Model of Person-Environment Fit Within and Between the Work and Family Domains. E.E. Kossek, B.A. Lautsch, S.C. Eaton, Flexibility Enactment Theory: Implications of Flexibility Type, Control, and Boundary Management for Work-Family Effectiveness. S.A.Y. Poelmans, The Decision Process Theory of Work and Family. M.D. Lee, S.M. MacDermid, P.L. Dohring, E.E. Kossek, Professionals Becoming Parents: Socialization, Adaptation, and Identity Transformation. J.N. Cleveland, What Is Success? Who Defines It?: Perspectives on the Criterion Problem as It Relates to Work and Family. Part IV: Cultural and Social Perspectives. S. Lewis, L. Haas, Work-Life Integration and Social Policy: A Social Justice Theory and Gender Equity Approach to Work and Family. W.R. Poster, Three Reasons for a Transnational Approach to Work-Life Policy. A.C. Edmondson, J.R. Detert, The Role of Speaking Up in Work-Life Balancing. S.I. Giga, C.L. Cooper, The Development of Psychosocial Capital in Organizations: Implications for Work and Family Life. K. Hopkins, Supervisor Support and Work-Life Integration: A Social Identity Perspective. M. Pitt-Catsouphes, B. Googins, Recasting the Work-Family Agenda as a Corporate Social Responsibility. Part V: Summary Chapters: Future Directions. M.N. Ruderman, Connecting Theory and Practice. S.J. Lambert, E.E. Kossek, Future Frontiers: Enduring Challenges and Established Assumptions in the Work-Life Field.