Developments in IT and communication technology, coupled with the global 24 hour market, have led to boundaries between work and personal life becoming ever more blurred, while work/life policies and practice struggle to keep up. This book aims to challenge traditional thinking on work life balance, and to explore different ways of promoting change at many levels. It provides a historical overview of the topic, critiques contemporary approaches and offers creative ideas for integrating work and personal life in local, national and global contexts.
Suzan Lewis is Professor of Organizational and Work-Life psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, and a Director of the Work-Life Research Centre. She is a founding editor of the international journal Community, Work and Family.Carl L. Cooper is Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University Management School and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (External Relations) at Lancaster University.
About the Authors. Foreword. Acknowledgements. Chapter 1 Introduction: Case Studies and Organizational Learning. Chapter 2 The Xerox Corporation. Chapter 3 Energyco. Chapter 4 Proffirm. Chapter 5 Printco. Chapter 6 Recruitco. Chapter 7 Adminco. Chapter 8 Charityco: Reflections from a Chief Executive. Chapter 9 Looking to the Future. Appendix 1 Work--Life Integration Change Process. Apendix 2 Work--Personal Life Harmonization. References. Index.