Crafting Lives that Work: A Six-Year Retrospective on Reduced-Load Work in the Careers & Lives of Professionals & Managers

This study gathered information from 81 of 87 individuals who were originally interviewed from 1996 to 1998 about their experiences with voluntary reduced-load work in 43 American and Canadian companies. The report, “Crafting Lives that Work,” focuses on the follow-up study which took place from November 2002 to November 2003. For the follow-up study, the participants were interviewed about the changes that had occurred in their careers, families, organizations, and personal lives since the first interview. This study was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Mary Dean Lee and Ellen Ernst Kossek are currently analyzing data for the second phase of this project, which examines the managerial viewpoint with regard to reduced-load work load and explores how organizational policies and practices have changed over time.

 

To download the report “Crafting Lives that Work: A Six-Year Retrospective on Reduced-Load Work in the Careers & Lives of Professionals & Managers,” visit: http://www.polisci.msu.edu/kossek/final.pdf

 

To read an interview with Lee & Kossek in the May issue of Network News, click here: http://wfnetwork.bc.edu/The_Network_News/11/The_Network_News_Interview11.pdf