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Gender in Management: An International Journal

ISSN: 1754-2413
Previously published as: Women In Management Review

Online from: 2008

Subject Area: Human Resource Management

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Restructuring workplace cultures: the ultimate work-family challenge?

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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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