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The Work-Family Challenge Rethinking Employment

by Suzan Lewis

The Work-Family Challenge Rethinking Employment Synopsis

In The Work-Family Challenge contributors from the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States explore the possibilities of challenging traditional employment structures to take account of contemporary work and family realities. They take a critical look at the notion of `family-friendly' employment, and explore ways in which the rapidly changing needs of both organizations and the workforce can be met. The volume argues that real progress requires moving the focus from specific policies and practices towards more systemic organizational change. It examines the contexts and opportunities - global, international, national, sociopolitical, legal and economic - for this change. The book concludes that positive solutions are attainable but will require a rethinking of employment, with constructive partnerships at many different levels, and with work and family as a core strategic business issue.

The Work-Family Challenge Rethinking Employment Press Reviews

`This book is a treasure trove of evidence and debate and is essential reading for anyone interested in human resource management and, indeed, in the relationships between work, employment and society' - British Journal of Industrial Relations `This collection of papers provides a coherent and compelling argument for rethinking employment policies and work processes in order to make space for family life.... Overall, this book is an excellent collection of papers that presents much new material and, by bringing together a range of different perspectives, goes a long way to setting out the issues, the context in which they need to be resolved and the options available. It is particularly valuable in providing the perspective of both employer and employee, and also some examples of positive outcomes from action research' - Social Policy

Book Information

ISBN: 9780803974685
Publication date: 11th September 1996
Author: Suzan Lewis
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Sociology: work & labour, Sociology: family & relationships, Organizational theory & behaviour,

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