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Managing Work-Life Balance in Construction - Helen Lingard

Managing Work-Life Balance in Construction

Hardcover Published: 6th April 2009
ISBN: 9780415370080
Number Of Pages: 356

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Work in the construction industry is particularly tough. It demands excessively long hours and frequent weekend work. Other characteristics are particularly marked, such as re-location, job insecurity and distinctive behavioural patterns, which negatively affect employeesa (TM) personal lives further. Worka "life balance has emerged as one of the most pressing management issues in the 21st century. For construction managers dealing with traditional models of work and rigid work schedules, the issue may be especially difficult to manage, and yet the worka "life balance is now recognised as an issue of strategic importance to the construction industry. It is critical to the construction industrya (TM)s continued ability to attract and retain a talented workforce, and it is also inextricably linked to organizational effectiveness and employeesa (TM) well-being.

This book presents the argument for the management of worka "life balance in the construction industry. It maps the changes to the workforce demographic profile and the changing expectations relating to work and personal life that occurred during the second half of the 20th century. Legal imperatives for managing worka "life balance are set out. It also presents worka "life balance theory and discusses the practical implications of research, along with extensive empirical data collected from the industry. Lastly, practical advice is provided about what construction organizations can and should do to manage worka "life balance. This provides a unique guide to a key issue.

Is it a Problem?
Social Policy and Legal Frameworks
Workers in Conflict
The Work-Family Interface
Burnout
Organisational Responses
Supportive Workplaces
A Vision for the Future
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ISBN: 9780415370080
ISBN-10: 0415370086
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 6th April 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1