Work Life Balance in Times of Recession Austerity and Beyond

This book reflects the enormous interest in work-life balance and current pressing concerns about the impacts of austerity more broadly.

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Author: Suzan Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317405641

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.

Work Life Balance in Times of Recession Austerity and Beyond

... of Contributors ix Introduction xv 1 Working Time Trends and WorkLife Balance in Europe since the Onset of the Great Recession 1 COLETTE FAGAN AND GREET VERMEYLEN 2 WorkLife Balance, Health and Well-Being in Times of Austerity 23 ...

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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.

Research Handbook on Work Life Balance

Nieuwenhuis, R., and E.E. Kossek (2017), 'Book review: WorkLife Balance in Times of Recession, Austerity and Beyond, edited by Suzan Lewis, Deirdre Anderson, Clare Lyonette, Nicola Payne and Stephen Wood, Abingdon, Routledge, 2017', ...

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Author: Bertolini, Sonia

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788976053

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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This innovative and thought-provoking Research Handbook explores the theoretical debate surrounding work–life balance, and provides a reflection on the opportunity to adopt multilevel research approaches and perspectives, along gender and temporal axes. The Research Handbook is an international overview of current research on work-life balance, considered in macro, meso and micro perspectives.

Work Working and Work Relationships in a Changing World

Making the link between work-life balance practices and organizational performance. ... In S. Lewis, D. Anderson, C. Lyonette, N. Payne & S. Wood (Eds.), Work-life Balance in Times of Recession, Austerity and Beyond (pp. 165–179).

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Author: Clare Kelliher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351125147

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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This book is concerned with the rapid and varied changes in the nature of work and work relationships which have taken place in recent years. While technological innovation has been a key contributor to the nature and pace of change, other social and market trends have also played a part such as increasing workforce diversity, enhanced competition and greater global integration. Responding to these trends alongside cost pressures and the need for continued responsiveness to the environment, organizations have changed the way in which work is organized. There have also been shifts in product markets with growing demand for authenticity and refinement of the customer experience which has further implications for how work is organized and enacted. At the same time, employees have sought changes in their work arrangements in order to help them achieve a more satisfactory relationship between their work and non-work lives. Many have also taken increased responsibility for managing their own work opportunities, moving away from dependency on a single employer. The implications of these significant and widespread changes are the central focus of this book and in particular the implications for workers, managers, and organizations. It brings together contributions from an international team of renowned management scholars who explore the opportunities and challenges presented by technological and digital innovation, consumer, social and organizational change. Drawing on empirical evidence from Europe, North America and Australia, Work, Working and Work Relationships in a Changing World considers new forms of service work, technologically enabled work and independent professionals to provide in-depth insight into work experiences in the 21st Century.

A History of Regulating Working Families

See also Lewis, Anderson, Lyonette, Payne and Wood (eds), Work-Life Balance in Times of Recession, Austerity and Beyond, above n 74. 87 For an early account, first published in 1930, of this contribution see I Pinchbeck, Women Workers ...

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Author: Nicole Busby

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509904600

Category: Law

Page: 184

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Families in market economies have long been confronted by the demands of participating in paid work and providing care. Across Europe the social, economic and political environment within which families do so has been subject to substantial change in the post-World War II era and governments have come under increasing pressure to engage with this important area of public policy. In the UK, as elsewhere, the tensions which lie at the heart of the paid work/unpaid care conflict remain unresolved posing substantial difficulties for all of law's subjects both as carers and as the recipients of care. What seems like a relatively simple goal – to enable families to better balance care-giving and paid employment – has been subject to and shaped by shifting priorities over time leading to a variety of often conflicting policy approaches. This book critiques how working families in the UK have been subject to regulation. It has two aims: · To chart the development of the UK's law and policy framework by focusing on the post-war era and the growth and decline of the welfare state, considering a longer historical trajectory where appropriate. · To suggest an alternative policy approach based on Martha Fineman's vulnerability theory in which the vulnerable subject replaces the liberal subject as the focus of legal intervention. This reorientation enables a more inclusive and cohesive policy approach and has great potential to contribute to the reconciliation of the unresolved conflict between paid work and care-giving.

The UK s Changing Democracy

WorkLife Balance in Times of Recession, Austerity and Beyond. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. https://www. routledge.com/Work-Life-Balance-in-Times-of-Recession-Austerity-and-Beyond/Lewis-AndersonLyonette-Payne-Wood/p/book/9781138926448 may ...

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Author: Patrick Dunleavy

Publisher: LSE Press

ISBN: 9781909890466

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

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The UK’s Changing Democracy presents a uniquely democratic perspective on all aspects of UK politics, at the centre in Westminster and Whitehall, and in all the devolved nations. The 2016 referendum vote to leave the EU marked a turning point in the UK’s political system. In the previous two decades, the country had undergone a series of democratic reforms, during which it seemed to evolve into a more typical European liberal democracy. The establishment of a Supreme Court, adoption of the Human Rights Act, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish devolution, proportional electoral systems, executive mayors and the growth in multi-party competition all marked profound changes to the British political tradition. Brexit may now bring some of these developments to a juddering halt. The UK’s previous ‘exceptionalism’ from European patterns looks certain to continue indefinitely. ‘Taking back control’ of regulations, trade, immigration and much more is the biggest change in UK governance for half a century. It has already produced enduring crises for the party system, Parliament and the core executive, with uniquely contested governance over critical issues, and a rapidly changing political landscape. Other recent trends are no less fast-moving, such as the revival of two-party dominance in England, the re-creation of some mass membership parties and the disruptive challenges of social media. In this context, an in-depth assessment of the quality of the UK’s democracy is essential. Each of the 2018 Democratic Audit’s 37 short chapters starts with clear criteria for what democracy requires in that part of the nation’s political life and outlines key recent developments before a SWOT analysis (of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) crystallises the current situation. A small number of core issues are then explored in more depth. Set against the global rise of debased semi-democracies, the book’s approach returns our focus firmly to the big issues around the quality and sustainability of the UK’s liberal democracy.

Leading with Love

McDowall, A. and Kinman, G. (2017) Health and worklife balance in times of austerity. In Lewis, S., Anderson, D., Lyonette, C., Payne, N. and Wood, S. (eds.), WorkLife Balance in Times of Recession, Austerity and Beyond (pp. 23–44).

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Author: Karen Blakeley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000382075

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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As business becomes more automated, power more concentrated, and the forces of competition and consumption seem to dominate our lives, we are in danger of losing what it is to be human. Work for many can be a soulless activity, creating feelings of disempowerment, alienation, and depression. Learning to lead with love is a counterforce to the instrumentalisation of the person. This book presents original research based on leaders who were nominated by their people for leading with love. It shows how they learned to lead with love for the benefit of themselves, their organisations, and their people. It shows that leading with love is something that is practised by leaders who are more emotionally, morally, and spiritually mature. Leading with love is a sign of psychological maturity, whilst leading with fear is a sign of hindered emotional and spiritual development. Based on this research, this book presents a simple framework to help leaders who wish to develop their psychological maturity and apply practices which will enable them to successfully lead with love.

Fathers in Work Organizations

... when they retract flexible work arrangements during bad times', in S. Lewis, D. Anderson, C. Lyonette, N. Payne and S. Wood (eds) WorkWork-Life Balance in Times of Recession, Austerity and Beyond: meeting the needs of employees, ...

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Author: Brigitte Liebig

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 9783847408499

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

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This book is dedicated to the role of work organizations when it comes to the realization of an active fatherhood. Firstly, it deals with barriers for active fatherhood and its correlating mechanisms of inequality: Which aspects of discrimination and social closure do fathers face today if they assert a claim for active fatherhood, and with what kind of barriers are they confronted? Secondly, capabilities of fathers are addressed: Which is their possible scope of action, who are relevant actors, what is the effect of policies and programs on change and organizational learning with respect to fatherhood?

Flexible Work

Designing our Healthier Future Lives Sarah H. Norgate, Cary L. Cooper. 57. de Menezes, LM & Kelliher, C, 2019. ... The fourth work-life balance employer survey. ... Work-life balance in times of recession, austerity and beyond.

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Author: Sarah H. Norgate

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000042696

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

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Flexible Work: Designing Our Healthier Future Lives examines flexible working through the lens of social science, in particular using psychological perspective to address not only what forms of flexible working there are and how they are evolving but also their prospect in the future of work. Bringing together views from thought-leaders and underpinned by research evidence, this book addresses two of the most fundamental business challenges for large and medium organisations – mental health and productivity – calling for the bridging of science and policy to design flexible working for our future healthier lives. Growing from these foundations, this book explains the latest landscape in flexible working, looking at employee psychological health and productivity, including showing up for work sick. Perspectives are provided from around the world on leadership, line management, ‘over attachment’ with technology, commuting, skill-based inequality and control over working time. Readers are offered insights into the relevance of flexible working for a diverse workforce – invisible disabilities, disabilities, older workers and blended families. Throughout, the book offers suggestions for shaping future policy, practice and research. Each chapter concludes with recommendations, making this essential reading for students, academics, human resource practitioners, policy-influencers, policymakers and professionals interested in flexible work.

Cross cultural Perspectives on Well being and Sustainability in Organizations

Work-life balance in times of recession, austerity and beyond: Meeting the needs of employees, organizations and social justice. Taylor & Francis. Magee, C. A., Stefanic, N., Caputi, P., & Iverson, D. C. (2012).

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Author: Annamaria Di Fabio

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030867096

Category: Environmental sciences

Page:

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This book explores a new area of psychology of sustainability and sustainable development with specific focus on organizations, and introduces a range of advanced perspectives for healthy business, harmonization and decent work. Split into two parts, the first half presents cross-cultural contributions that study in depth the benefits and drawbacks of sustainability, while the second half discusses theoretical approaches and empirical research that offer new prospects for innovation in prevention science. Gathering research from leading scholars and researchers from around the globe, this book offers an essential reference guide that will benefit researchers, professionals, students, and policy makers interested in promoting better business harmony and sustainability.