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dc.contributor.authorStrachan, Glendaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBurgess, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Lindyen_US
dc.contributor.editorBarbara Pocock, Chris Provis, Eileen Willisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:20:38Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:20:38Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAssociation of Industrial Relations Academics Australia and New Zealanden_US
dc.publisher.placeAdelaideen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.aomevents.com/conferences/AIRAANZ/papers.phpen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename20th AIRAANZ Conferenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitle21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road? Proceedings of the 20th AIRAANZ Conference, Volume 1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2006-02-01en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2006-02-03en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationAdelaideen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350201en_US
dc.titlePlanning and Practicing Flexibility: Implications for women in 'Best Practice' Australian organisationsen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resourcesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 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.en_AU
gro.date.issued2006
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