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date: 20 January 2020

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With all of the changes in the workforce, there is increasing strain on the delicate balance between work time and personal time. Work–family issues have also been impacted by trends such as an increase in expectations for work hours, rising numbers of women in managerial and executive positions, changes in family structures, and decisions about balancing career and life. Both researchers and organizations recognized the narrow scope of work–family balance, and have expanded the focus to include the employee’s life outside of work. This chapter begins with a brief overview of what work–life effectiveness means in the current business environment, and provides a business case for why work–life effectiveness matters. It also provides two case studies detailing the types of efforts that leading organizations are making today to meet their employees’ expectations for work–life effectiveness. It concludes with a perspective on work–life evaluation and future thoughts.

Keywords: work–life, flexible work, Kellogg, P and G, Global Programs, HR policy

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