Work-life policies (e.g. flextime, part-time work, and telework) are today widespread in many organizations. Organizations expect that these policies will increase employees’ motivation, work engagement, satisfaction, and performance. Nonetheless, studies examining the influence of policies on individual work outcomes produced mixed evidence. This suggests a more complex and indirect relationship between both aspects. The goal of this PhD-project is to investigate the intermediate factors through which these policies have a positive or negative effect on individual work outcomes. Particular focus will be put on the impact of (perceived) work-life culture and work-life conflict in this process, based on qualitative and quantitative case-studies.
Researcher: Lieve Lembrechts
Period: 2011 - 2014
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Patrizia Zanoni
Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Marijke Verbruggen (KULeuven)
Funding: Special Research Fund Hasselt University (BOF)