Discussing Work-Life Fit: Factors That Predict Supervisor Promotion of Flexible Work Arrangements.
Purpose: Increased access to flexible work arrangements has the prospect of enhancing work-family reconciliation. Under consideration is extent that managers assumed lead roles in initiating discussions, the overall volume of discussions that occurred, and the outcomes of these discussions.
Methodology approach: A panel of 950 managers over one and a half years examines factors predicting involvement in a change initiative designed to expand flexible work arrangement use in a company in the financial activities supersector.
Research in the Sociology of Work: Work and Family in the New Economy
Sweet, Stephen; James, Jacquelyn Boone; and Pitt-Catsouphes, Marcie, "Discussing Work-Life Fit: Factors That Predict Supervisor Promotion of Flexible Work Arrangements." (2016). Sociology Faculty Publications and Presentations. 2.