The role of life friendly policies on employees' work-life balance

Colleen Yuile, Artemis Chang, Amanda Gudmundsson, Sukanlaya Sawang

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Employees' inability to balance work and non-work related responsibilities have resulted in an increase in stress related illnesses. Historically, research into the relationship between work and non-work has primarily focused on work/family conflict, predominately investigating the impact of this conflict on parents, usually mothers. To date research has not sufficiently examined the management practices that enable all 'individuals' to achieve a 'balance' between work and life. This study explores the relationship between contemporary life friendly HR management policies and work/life balance for individuals as well as the effect of managerial support to the policies. Self-report questionnaire data from 1,241 men and women is analysed and discussed to enable organizations to consider the use of life friendly policies and thus create a convergence between the well-being of employees and the effectiveness of the organization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-63
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Management and Organisation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Work-life Balance
  • Workplace Practices
  • HRM Policies
  • Life Friendly Policies


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