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Everyone who struggles to meet the demands of work and personal-life responsibilities knows how tough it is to do so. This bold new book shows that it is the deeply engrained separation of work and personal life that has limited our ability to deal effectively with the conflict between them. Beyond Work-Family Balance demonstrates why the image of "balance" is outmoded and why a new approach--work-personal life integration--offers greater promise for meaningful change.

Providing many examples from action research projects in more than a dozen organizations of different kinds, the authors show how using their method of integrating rather than separating personal-life considerations from the workplace can achieve positive outcomes, not only for workers but also for the work. The method offers a way of looking deeply into the work culture to find inequitable and ineffective work practices that are so embedded and routine that no one thinks to question them3/4they are just the way things get done. Once identified, these work practices can be changed to achieve what the authors call a Dual Agenda: a more equitable workplace where both men and women can achieve their full potential and a more effective workplace where the needs of the work, rather than gendered and outmoded assumptions, determine what gets done and how.

Beyond Work-Family Balance offers an approach that achieves what "family friendly" policies, "mommy tracks," and so-called flexibility programs cannot. Such programs address the symptoms of the problem. This book offers a way of changing the everyday work practices and norms that are at the root of the problem.

Book News Annotation:

Drawing from numerous research projects, this book argues for integrating—rather than "balancing"—work and personal time. It suggests that bringing personal concerns into the workplace benefits both the workers and their performance. Institutionalized inequalities and inefficiencies are identified, their links detailed, and remedies suggested. The authors include managers and scholars of management theory.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Everyone who struggles to meet the demands of work and personal-life responsibilities knows how tough it is to do so. This bold new book shows that it is the deeply engrained separation of work and personal life that has limited our ability to deal effectively with the conflict between them. Beyond Work-Family Balance demonstrates why the image of "balance" is outmoded and why a new approach — work-personal life integration — offers greater promise for meaningful change.

Providing many examples from action research projects in more than a dozen organizations of different kinds, the authors show how using their method of integrating rather than separating personal-life considerations from the workplace can achieve positive outcomes, not only for workers but also for the work. The method offers a way of looking deeply into the work culture to find inequitable and ineffective work practices that are so embedded and routine that no one thinks to question them — they are just the way things get done. Once identified, these work practices can be changed to achieve what the authors call a Dual Agenda: a more equitable workplace where both men and women can achieve their full potential and a more effective workplace where the needs of the work, rather than gendered and outmoded assumptions, determine what gets done and how.

About the Author

Rhona Rapoport is director of the Institute of Family and Environmental Research in London. She is the author or coauthor of numerous books including Dual Career Families; Fathers, Mothers and Society; Leisure and the Family Cycle; and Men and Women as Equals at Work.

Lotte Bailyn is the T. Wilson Professor of Management at the Sloan School

of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the author

of Breaking the Mold and Living with Technology and coauthor of Working with

Careers.

Joyce K. Fletcher is professor of management at the Center for Gender in

Organizations, Simmons Graduate School of Management, in Boston, and a senior

research scholar at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at Wellesley

College Centers for Women. She is the author of Disappearing Acts, which was nominated as one of the year's best management books by the Academy of Management.

Bettye H. Pruitt is president of Pruitt & Company, Inc. She is the author of numerous articles and books in organizational history including Timken: From Missouri to Mars.

Table of Contents

Preface.

The Authors.

Chapter 1. Introduction: The Equity Imperative.

Part 1: Context and Concepts.

Chapter 2. Pursuing Equity in Gendered Organizations.

Chapter 3. Linking Equity and Organizational Effectiveness:The Dual Agenda.

Part 2: Collaborative Interactive Action Research (CIAR).

Chapter 4. Pursuing the Dual Agenda with CIAR.

Chapter 5. Making Change.

Chapter 6. Walking the Talk: Reflections from the CIARTeam.

Part 3: Looking Ahead.

Chapter 7. Sustaining and Diffusing Equitable Change.

Chapter 8. Looking Ahead to an Equitable World.

Appendix: The Book in Context.

Notes.

Published Reports of Dual Agenda Experimentsand Additional References.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787957308
Author:
Rapoport, Rhona
Author:
Fletcher, Joyce K.
Author:
Bailyn, Lotte
Author:
Pruitt, Bettye H.
Author:
Pruitt, Bettye Hobbs
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Location:
San Francisco, CA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Business Life
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
Time management
Subject:
Work and family
Subject:
Sex discrimination against women
Subject:
Sex discrimination in employment
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
Business Life - General
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Work and family -- United States.
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
Business; Time management
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series
Series Volume:
632
Publication Date:
December 2001
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.30x6.31x.99 in. 1.07 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Everyone who struggles to meet the demands of work and personal-life responsibilities knows how tough it is to do so. This bold new book shows that it is the deeply engrained separation of work and personal life that has limited our ability to deal effectively with the conflict between them. Beyond Work-Family Balance demonstrates why the image of "balance" is outmoded and why a new approach — work-personal life integration — offers greater promise for meaningful change.

Providing many examples from action research projects in more than a dozen organizations of different kinds, the authors show how using their method of integrating rather than separating personal-life considerations from the workplace can achieve positive outcomes, not only for workers but also for the work. The method offers a way of looking deeply into the work culture to find inequitable and ineffective work practices that are so embedded and routine that no one thinks to question them — they are just the way things get done. Once identified, these work practices can be changed to achieve what the authors call a Dual Agenda: a more equitable workplace where both men and women can achieve their full potential and a more effective workplace where the needs of the work, rather than gendered and outmoded assumptions, determine what gets done and how.

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