The effects of high commitment environment on work-life balance responsiveness

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Abstract

This study investigates the impact of a high commitment environment on an organisation’s work-life balance responsiveness. Survey data from 219 owner / managers of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) within Australia is analysed to investigate the relationship between a bundle of work practices, referred to as HPWS, and employer attitudes (ATTI), on an organisation’s work –life balance responsiveness (WLBR). The study identified organisational characteristics associated with the adoption of WLB practices. Of two models tested, the second direct effect model supports a framework that includes high performance work systems and employer attitudes towards work-life balance practices which have a positive impact on WLBR. The findings suggest that organisational characteristics namely, employer education levels and the age of the workforce (i.e., the number of staff over 40 years of age) has a positive significant impact on an organisations WLBR. Implications for theory and practice are discussed along with avenues for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish Academy of Management 2018
Subtitle of host publicationDriving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)9780995641310
Publication statusPublished - 04 Sep 2018
EventBritish Academy of Management Conference 2018: BAM2018 - Bristol Business School, University of the West of England , Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 04 Sep 201806 Sep 2018
https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=3337 (Conference website)
http://conference.bam.ac.uk/BAM2018/htdocs/index.php (conference proceedings)
https://www.bam.ac.uk/sites/bam.ac.uk/files/BAM2018_conference_Web2Smaller.pdf (conference program)

Conference

ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Conference 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period04/09/1806/09/18
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Responsiveness
Work-life balance
Employers
High performance work systems
Organizational characteristics
Education
Work practices
Staff
Owner-managers
Workforce
Survey data
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Direct effect

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Jenkins, S., & Ramudu, R. B. (2018). The effects of high commitment environment on work-life balance responsiveness. In British Academy of Management 2018: Driving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times British Academy of Management.
Jenkins, Stacey ; Ramudu, Ramudu Bhanugopan. / The effects of high commitment environment on work-life balance responsiveness. British Academy of Management 2018: Driving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times. British Academy of Management, 2018.
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British Academy of Management 2018: Driving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times. British Academy of Management, 2018.

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Jenkins S, Ramudu RB. The effects of high commitment environment on work-life balance responsiveness. In British Academy of Management 2018: Driving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times. British Academy of Management. 2018