Breaking the Mold

Bailyn's message was bold when this book was originally published in 1993.


Author: Lotte Bailyn

Publisher: ILR Press

ISBN: 9781501705045

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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In Breaking the Mold, Lotte Bailyn argues that society's separation of work and family is no longer a tenable model for employees or the organizations that employ them. Unless American business is willing to radically rethink some of its basic assumptions about work, career paths, and time, both employee and employer will suffer in today's intensely competitive business environment. Bailyn's message was bold when this book was originally published in 1993. Now thoroughly updated to reflect the latest developments in the organization of work, the demography of the workforce, and attitudes toward the integration of work and personal life, this second edition is even more compelling. Bailyn finds that implementation of policies designed to allow "flexibility" is rarely smooth and often results in gender inequity. Using real-life cases to illustrate the problems employees encounter in coordinating work and private life, she details how corporations generally handle these problems and suggests models for innovation. Throughout, she shows how the structure and culture of corporate life could be changed to integrate employees' other obligations and interests, and in the process help organizations become more effective. Drawing on international comparisons as well as many years of working with organizations of various kinds, Bailyn emphasizes the need to redesign work itself. Breaking the Mold allows us to rethink the connections between organizational processes and personal concerns. Implementation of Bailyn's suggestions could help employees to become more effective in all realms of their complicated lives and allow employing organizations to engage their full productive potential.

Work Life Balance in Times of Recession Austerity and Beyond

Breaking the Mold: Women, Men, and Time in the New Corporate World. New York: Free Press. Bailyn, L. (2006). Breaking the Mold: Redesigning Work for Productive and Satisfying Lives.


Author: Suzan Lewis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317405658

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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This book reflects the enormous interest in work-life balance and current pressing concerns about the impacts of austerity more broadly. It draws on contemporary research and practitioner experiences to explore how work-life balance and related workplace and social policy fare in turbulent economic times and the implications for employees, employers and wider societies. Authors consider workplace trends, practices and employment relations and the impacts on work, care and well-being of diverse workers. A guiding theme throughout the book is a triple agenda of supporting employee work-life balance, workplace effectiveness and social justice. The final chapters present case studies of innovative processes and organizational practices for addressing the triple agenda, note the important role of social policy context and discuss the challenge of extending debates on work-life balance to include a social justice dimension. This book will be of interest to academics and postgraduate students of organisational psychology, sociology, human resource management, management and business studies, law and social policy, as well as employers, managers, HR managers, trade unions, and policy makers.

Working in America

work culture that increasingly asks workers to internalize the interests of the company and outdated mismatched policies equating being at work for long hours ... Breaking the mold: Redesigning work for productive and satisfying lives.


Author: Amy S Wharton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317248750

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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The Great Recession brought rising inequality and changing family economies. New technologies continued to move jobs overseas, including those held by middle-class information workers. The first new edition to capture these historic changes, this book is the leading text in the sociology of work and related research fields. Wharton s readings retain the classics but offer a new spectrum of articles accessible to undergraduate students that focus on the changes that will most affect their lives.New to the fourth edition"

Handbook of Work Family Integration

Breaking the Mold: Women, Men and Time in the New Corporate World. New York: Free PreSS. Bailyn, L. (2006). Breaking the Mold: Redesigning Work for Productive and Satisfying Lives. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.


Author: Karen Korabik

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080560016

Category: Psychology

Page: 456

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In today's industrialized societies, the majority of parents work full time while caring for and raising their children and managing household upkeep, trying to keep a precarious balance of fulfilling multiple roles as parent, worker, friend, & child. Increasingly demands of the workplace such as early or late hours, travel, commute, relocation, etc. conflict with the needs of being a parent. At the same time, it is through work that people increasingly define their identity and self-worth, and which provides the opportunity for personal growth, interaction with friends and colleagues, and which provides the income and benefits on which the family subsists. The interface between work and family is an area of increasing research, in terms of understanding stress, job burn out, self-esteem, gender roles, parenting behaviors, and how each facet affects the others. The research in this area has been widely scattered in journals in psychology, family studies, business, sociology, health, and economics, and presented in diverse conferences (e.g., APA, SIOP, Academy of Management). It is difficult for experts in the field to keep up with everything they need to know, with the information dispersed. This Handbook will fill this gap by synthesizing theory, research, policy, and workplace practice/organizational policy issues in one place. The book will be useful as a reference for researchers in the area, as a guide to practitioners and policy makers, and as a resource for teaching in both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Handbook of Work Life Integration Among Professionals

Exploring the paradox: Experiences of flexible working arrangements and work–family conflict among managerial fathers in Sweden. Community, Work and Family, ... Breaking the Mold: Redesigning Work for Productive and Satisfying Lives.


Author: Debra A. Major

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781009291

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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This innovative study confronts the similarities and differences in womenês and menês work_life experiences. Individual and organizational solutions to work_family conflict and strategies for work_life enrichment are explored. It will strongly appeal t

Women Work and Family How Companies Thrive with a 21st Century Multicultural Workforce

Indeed, an analysis by Families and Work Institute of approximately 1,000 adults age 18 and older working full-time found the feeling of being ... Breaking the mold: Redesigning work for productive and satisfying lives (2nd ed.).


Author: Michele A. Paludi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440803109

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

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A sweeping collection of new essays gathers historical background, theoretical perspectives, and the latest research on integrating work and personal life in a multigenerational workforce. • Provides insights into 21st-century work/life integration and multigenerational workforce issues and trends • Discusses organizational responses to these trends and offers strategies employers can use to help female employees integrate work and life responsibilities • Shares best practices from human resource specialists, labor attorneys, and employers for meeting the demands of the 21st-century workforce • Identifies organizations that will assist women in integrating work and family roles • Includes first-person accounts by women—managers and non-managers—of workplace strategies that have proven effective for them

An Intelligent Career

Taking Ownership of Your Work and Your Life Michael Bernard Arthur, Svetlana N. Khapova, Julia Richardson. 235 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. ... Lotte Bailyn, Breaking the Mold: Redesigning Work for Productive and Satisfying Lives, 2nd ed.


Author: Michael B. Arthur

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190494131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Written by three career experts, An Intelligent Career is a playbook for the modern knowledge worker, providing a complete guide that will allow workers to take a composite, dynamic view of a life's work in the 21st century."Knowledge work" - the kind of work where one thinks for a living - is fundamental in today's economy. It is the basis for long-term success in the global economy and it drives the collective brainpower through which goods and services are delivered. And today, knowledge work requires much more thana college degree: it means understanding the changing nature of work and employment, and the processes through which knowledge is generated, transferred, and applied. It means understanding new career possibilities, more dynamic work arrangements, and the growing demand for knowledge work around theglobe. It means navigating work life with an authenticity that replaces any straightforward loyalty to a single employer, and instead calls for better understanding of the self, collaborators, clients, and customers.An Intelligent Career provides clear guidance on how to take charge of your own destiny, seek continuous learning, collaborate with others, recognize and act on fresh opportunities, determine when it is time to move on, and much more. Ultimately, the goal of this book is to help knowledge workersfrom architects to lawyers learn to work on their own terms and to assume ownership of work and career.

Communication Yearbook 36

Breaking the mold: Women, men, and time in the new corporate world. New York: Free Press. Bailyn, L. (2006). Breaking the mold: Redesigning work for productive and satisfying lives. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.


Author: Charles T. Salmon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136287688

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

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Communication Yearbook 36 continues the tradition of publishing state-of-the-discipline literature reviews and essays. Editor Charles T. Salmon presents a volume that is highly international and interdisciplinary in scope, with authors and chapters representing the broad global interests of the International Communication Association. The contents include summaries of communication research programs that represent the most innovative work currently, with internationally renowned scholars serving as respondents to each chapter. Offering a blend of chapters emphasizing timely disciplinary concerns and enduring theoretical questions, this volume will be valuable to scholars throughout communication studies.

Work life Policies

Concluding Remarks This volume elucidates the current state of work - life policies and brings together voices from many worlds , including academia ... Breaking the Mold : Redesigning Work for Productive and Satisfying Lives , 2nd ed .


Author: Ann C. Crouter

Publisher: The Urban Insitute

ISBN: 0877667489

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

View: 562

"Sociological essays on policies that could help employees balance their workplace responsibilities with their other responsibilities. Policies examined encompass organizational policies, municipal policies, state policies, and federal policies. Workers s

Quality of Life and Work in Europe

Bailyn, L. (2006) Breaking the Mold: Redesigning Work for Productive and Satisfying Lives (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press). Bakker, A. B., Demerouti, E., and Schaufeli, W. B. (2005a) 'Crossover of burnout and work engagement among ...


Author: M. Bäck-Wiklund

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230299443

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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Intense globalization, rapidly changing workplaces and family patterns have renewed the international interest in quality of life. This book examines different institutional arrangements, work-place conditions and gendered work and care that affect the conditions for achieving quality of work and life in European countries.