Making Work and Family Work investigates the difficult choices that contemporary employees must face when juggling work and family with a view to identifying the smart choices that all parties involved-society, employers, employees and families-should make to promote greater work-life balance.
Leading scholars Jeffrey Greenhaus and Gary Powell begin by identifying the factors that work against an employee's ability to be effective and satisfied in their work and family roles. From there, they examine a variety of factors that impact the decision-making process that employees and their families can use to enhance employees' feelings of work-family balance and families' well-being.
Covering a comprehensive set of topics and perspectives, this fascinating book will appeal to upper-level students of human resource management, organizational behavior, industrial/organizational psychology, sociology, and economics, as well as to thoughtful and engaged professionals.
Jeffrey H. Greenhaus is Professor and William A. Mackie Chair in the Department of Management at Drexel University's LeBow College of Business, USA. His research focuses on career dynamics, and work-family relationships. He has authored over a hundred journal articles, and several leading books. Gary N. Powell is Professor of Management, Ackerman Scholar, and Director of the Ph.D. Program in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut, USA. His research focuses on work-family issues, and on gender and diversity issues in the work place. He has authored several books on gender and diversity in the workplace, as well as many journal articles.
1. The Challenge - To Make Work and Family Work 2. Work-Family Decision Making 3. Societal Work-Family Decisions 4. Organizational Work-Family Decisions 5. Employee Work-Family Decisions 6. Family Work-Family Decisions 7. Making Work and Family Work - Moving from Here to There