2004
Volume 18, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0921-5077
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7235

Abstract

Work-life culture and attitude of managers towards work/non-work policies in the financial sector

Work-life culture and attitude of managers towards work/non-work policies in the financial sector

Laura den Dulk & Judith de Ruijter, Gedrag & Organisatie, Volume 18, 2005, pp. 280-295.

What attitudes do managers in the financial sector hold towards work/non-work policies, such as flexible working hours and parental leave? To what degree do managers support requests of employees who want to exercise these policies and to what extent are their attitudes influenced by organizational culture? Attitudes of managers were measured in a vignette study in three organizations in the financial sector. Organizational culture was measured independently, through a survey among a sample of employees. The findings show that the more an organization supports the work/non-work balance, the more positively its managers respond to employee requests. In general, managers assess requests of female employees more positive than male employees' requests. Furthermore, characteristics of both the request itself and the employee filing the request, influence managers' assessments especially if the organizations' attitude towards work-life balance is ambiguous.

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