Work and Family

When Caregiving's Not About Children

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Blog
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When Caregiving's Not About Children
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Huffington Post
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Robin Hardman

Being an adult child with a parent to care for is nothing like being the parent of a child—as we tail-end Baby Boomers are finding out. Paying lip service to the different meanings of “family” will do little to address this fact.

Author Insights: Lotte Bailyn on Breaking the Mold

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Blog
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Author Insights: Lotte Bailyn on Breaking the Mold
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1 Million for Work Flexibility
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Emma Plumb

Lotte Bailyn is the T Wilson (1953) Professor of Management, Emerita at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Lotte’s research deals with the relation of organizational practice to employees’ personal lives, with a particular emphasis on gender equity in business organizations and academia. 

The Difference Between Work-Life Balance and Work-Life Integration

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The Difference Between Work-Life Balance and Work-Life Integration
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Talent Quarterly
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Monique Valcour

Five common myths get in the way of employer support for work-life integration. Making significant and sustained progress requires being willing to examine leaders’ mindsets, how teams work and communicate, and how employees manage time and stress.

Research Explainer: Family Focus Could Boost Employee Energy, Motivation

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Blog
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Research Explainer: Family Focus Could Boost Employee Energy, Motivation
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

New research shows that a desire to help one’s family may actually improve the motivation and energy levels of workers, helping them succeed even when their daily tasks are mundane or frustrating. And that could mean that companies that help their workers strengthen family bonds—by offering flexible work options, for example—will help both their employees and their bottom line.

Why Aren’t Men Doing the Housework?

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Blog
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Why Aren’t Men Doing the Housework?
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Working Families
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Helen Norman, University of Manchester

Helen Norman and Laura Watt discuss the gender imbalance in housework and what might be done to redress this.

Take 5: Heejung Chung on Work Autonomy, Flexible Working, and Work-Life Balance

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Blog
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Take 5: Heejung Chung on Work Autonomy, Flexible Working, and Work-Life Balance
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Dr. Heejung Chung is a labor market and welfare state researcher and reader in sociology and social policy at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, United Kingdom. Her research interest lies in examining different labor market patterns and outcomes across European welfare states, with a primary focus on flexibility at work, work-life balance, and job and employment insecurity. 1 Million for Work Flexibility interviews Heejung in our "Take 5" series. 

Work–Family Interface in the Context of Career Success: A Qualitative Inquiry

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Press Release
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Work–Family Interface in the Context of Career Success: A Qualitative Inquiry
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Human Relations

Do Nobel Prize laureates ever grocery shop? Does a distinguished professor, with over 40,000 citations to his works, find time to chat with his spouse? Does a renowned female scientist struggle with childcare arrangements while traveling around the country giving scientific lectures almost every other week? Such questions about those who have outstanding research careers have rarely received scholarly attention.

Debunking Myths about Work and Life

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Interview
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Debunking Myths about Work and Life
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Work and Life Podcast

University of Pennsylvania alum, Eric Barker, on his new book, Barking Up the Wrong Tree.

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