publication . Article . Preprint . Other literature type . 2009

Making the link between work-life balance practices and organizational performance

Beauregard, T. Alexandra; Henry, Lesley C.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2009
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The business case for work-life balance practices, as espoused by many organizations, rests on attracting better applicants and reducing work-life conflict among existing employees in order to enhance organizational performance. This review of the literature provides some evidence for the claim regarding recruitment, but there is insufficient evidence to support the notion that work-life practices enhance performance by means of reduced work-life conflict. We suggest that the business case may therefore need to be modified to reflect the number of additional routes by which work-life balance practices can influence organizational performance, including enhanced ...
Subjects
free text keywords: HF Commerce, jel:L81, Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Economics, Organizational studies, Public relations, business.industry, business, Social exchange theory, Organizational commitment, Family-friendly, Organizational performance, Work–life balance, Business case
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