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Human Resource Management

Work Life Balance
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Emmi Kodat

on 15 November 2012

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Transcript of Human Resource Management

Eleanor Donaldson, Kristen Kailer, Emmi Kodat, Chris Ohmstede & Amanda Soule Work-Life Balance What is work-life balance? What are solutions to the work-life balance conflict? How did the work-life
balance conflict evolve? What are the benefits of flextime and flexplace? Case Studies “the degree to which an individual is able to simultaneously balance temporal, emotional, and behavioral demands of both paid work and family responsibilities” (Hill, 2001) Flextime: Increases productivity
Decreases company costs (electricity and water bills)
Improves morale & job satisfaction
Reduces employee stress and burnout
Increases quality of life
Retains employees and value to employees
Reduces turnover (which saves money)
Attracts talented employees (good incentive) Flexplace: "the ability to rearrange one’s work hours within certain guidelines offered by the company"
(Hill, 2001) "giving employees varying degrees of control over where their work is done"
(Hill, 2001) What are some of the potential negative consequences of flextime and flexplace for the employer? Cannot be relied upon as the sole way to manage work/life balance!
Not compatible with many types of work
Manufacturing, Finance, etc.
Can lead to legal issues
Overtime, Unequal Treatment Case Studies Our Thesis Flextime and flexplace can be effective company policies if implemented properly and fairly. Main Reasons: Increase in number of women in the workforce Increase in workload demands due to company downsizes IBM: The Company
Flexplace
Cutting Costs

Washington Law Firm
Resentment towards employees
University of Minnesota Study
Personal reasons vs. vague reasons
Leave out the why
Best Buy
Skeptics
Focuses on targets
Less office interaction Tips on how to effectively implement flextime and flexplace: Implement fairly and consistently according to legal standards Ensure that employees do not overwork or surpass 40 hours Monitor Results Only Work Environment LEARNING IMPLEMENTING What are some of the potential negative consequences
of flextime and flexplace for the employee? Difficulty working on team or group projects
Can inadvertently cause overworking
Never 'off the clock'
May feel looked down upon by others if they take advantage of flextime Questions?
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