Previously published as: Women In Management Review
Online from: 2008
Subject Area: Human Resource Management
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|Title:||Restructuring workplace cultures: the ultimate work-family challenge?|
|Author(s):||Suzan Lewis, (Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK)|
|Citation:||Suzan Lewis, (2010) "Restructuring workplace cultures: the ultimate work-family challenge?", Gender in Management: An International Journal, Vol. 25 Iss: 5, pp.355 - 365|
|Keywords:||Family friendly organizations, Organizational culture|
|Article type:||Case study|
|DOI:||10.1108/17542411011056859 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||This paper was previously published in Women in Management Review (now published as Gender in Management: An International Journal), Vol. 16 No. 1, 2001, pp. 21-9. It has been included in this issue as part of a series of articles celebrating 25 years of Gender in Management: An International Journal.|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess how work-life polices and practices have the potential to enhance opportunities for women in the workplace (and opportunities for men to be more involved in family life), but are often undermined by workplace culture.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents a case study of an organisation which is addressing issues of workplace culture in relation to work-life policies and gender equality.
Findings – Despite achieving substantial change in practice and in shared assumptions, a new set of issues have emerged which will require innovative solutions.
Originality/value – The paper offers insights into how restructuring workplace cultures can present the ultimate work-family challenge.
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