Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

1-2011

Abstract

This year, we celebrate 10 years of our journey and look toward a new chapter in our history as we communicate the relevance and increasing importance of Work-Life strategies for developing human capital today. We consolidated research studies on Work-Life Integration to date so as to understand what has been accomplished in this field and set directions and trends for future research. We commissioned A/P Paulin Tay Straughan, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences and Deputy Head of the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore, to conduct this research. The study unearthed several interesting facts about the importance of an effective performance management system, the critical role middle management plays in work-life implementation, and the need to professionalise flexible and part-time work as work choices that come with meaningful benefit schemes that are win-win decisions for both businesses and individuals. Professor Straughan highlighted the existence of a gap in the translation of flexiwork options down to the individual employee, and identified four key factors influencing this process.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Family, Life Course, and Society | Work, Economy and Organizations

Research Areas

Sociology

Publication

Employer Alliance Seminar, Sheraton Hotel, Singapore, 2011 November 2

Publisher

Wiley

City or Country

Singapore

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://www.tafep.sg/sites/default/files/Nov2011eNews-ResearchStudy.pdf

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