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dc.contributor.authorStrachan, Glenda
dc.contributor.authorBurgess, John
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Lindy
dc.contributor.editorBarbara Pocock, Chris Provis, Eileen Willis
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:20:38Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:20:38Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2007-08-02T21:50:23Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/12186
dc.description.abstractIncreasingly, flexible work practices are seen as remedies for work/life conflict, and although in theory they are gender-neutral, the reality is that women with family responsibilities comprise a large proportion of those working part-time or unconventional hours. Can flexibility created in response to business pressures also benefit employees? This paper examines the results of interviews conducted in Australian companies that can be considered 'best practice' organisations in terms of policies for women. It explores what these organisations mean by 'flexibility' and how it operates at the level of the individual workplace. The paper concludes that flexible work practices do not necessarily benefit workers but there are ways in which women, managers and organisations can find common purpose, and business and individual needs can coalesce. But our research shows that this is labour market driven and is not applied consistently across even 'best practice' organisations.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAssociation of Industrial Relations Academics Australia and New Zealand
dc.publisher.placeAdelaide
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.aomevents.com/conferences/AIRAANZ/papers.php
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename20th AIRAANZ Conference
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitle21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road? Proceedings of the 20th AIRAANZ Conference, Volume 1
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2006-02-01
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2006-02-03
dc.relation.ispartoflocationAdelaide
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350201
dc.titlePlanning and Practicing Flexibility: Implications for women in 'Best Practice' Australian organisations
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resources
gro.rights.copyright© 2006 Association of Industrial reslations Academics Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ. This is the author manuscript version of this paper. Use hypertext link for access to conference website.
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorStrachan, Glenda J.


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