Publication detail

Work-Life Balance in Male and Female Managers of Selected Companies in the Czech Republic

RAŠTICOVÁ, M. KONEČNÝ, Š.

Original Title

Work-Life Balance in Male and Female Managers of Selected Companies in the Czech Republic

English Title

Work-Life Balance in Male and Female Managers of Selected Companies in the Czech Republic

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

Even if the research results as well as good practices confirm that the efficiency and competitiveness of companies are positively influenced by diversified teams, in times of economic crises, the chances of women, elderly people, and immigrants being employed are significantly lower. The present study aims to analyze the options of managers and workers in senior positions in five professional areas to achieve work life balance depending on their age and gender. An inquiry was carried out using a sample of 148 respondents asking questions concerning the options offered by the employer and those preferred by the respondents for work-life balance. The research of the options for work life balance offered by the employer reflects particular situations in a sample of Czech-based companies and organisations. The results corroborated the rigidity of options offered by the employer to senior employees. According to the results of the research on the work-life-balance options as preferred by the employees, the following options in descending order would be welcomed by a majority: part-time work, flexible working hours, home office, and company kindergarten. The different preferences of male and female employees and the differences given by the professions are discussed in detail.

English abstract

Even if the research results as well as good practices confirm that the efficiency and competitiveness of companies are positively influenced by diversified teams, in times of economic crises, the chances of women, elderly people, and immigrants being employed are significantly lower. The present study aims to analyze the options of managers and workers in senior positions in five professional areas to achieve work life balance depending on their age and gender. An inquiry was carried out using a sample of 148 respondents asking questions concerning the options offered by the employer and those preferred by the respondents for work-life balance. The research of the options for work life balance offered by the employer reflects particular situations in a sample of Czech-based companies and organisations. The results corroborated the rigidity of options offered by the employer to senior employees. According to the results of the research on the work-life-balance options as preferred by the employees, the following options in descending order would be welcomed by a majority: part-time work, flexible working hours, home office, and company kindergarten. The different preferences of male and female employees and the differences given by the professions are discussed in detail.

Keywords

Diversity management; gender management; work-life balance;

RIV year

2014

Released

07.11.2014

Publisher

International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA)

Location

Milan, Italy

ISBN

978-0-9860419-3-8

Book

Crafting Global Competitive Economies: 2020 Vision Strategic Planning & Smart Implementation

Pages from

2128

Pages to

2142

Pages count

14

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT111829,
  author="Martina {Rašticová} and Štěpán {Konečný}",
  title="Work-Life Balance in Male and Female Managers of Selected Companies in the Czech Republic",
  annote="Even if the research results as well as good practices confirm that the efficiency and competitiveness of companies are positively influenced by diversified teams, in times of economic crises, the chances of women, elderly people, and immigrants being employed are significantly lower. The present study aims to analyze the options of managers and workers in senior positions in five professional areas to achieve work life balance depending on their age and gender. 
An inquiry was carried out using a sample of 148 respondents asking questions concerning the options offered by the employer and those preferred by the respondents for work-life balance. 
The research of the options for work life balance offered by the employer reflects particular situations in a sample of Czech-based companies and organisations. The results corroborated the rigidity of options offered by the employer to senior employees. According to the results of the research on the work-life-balance options as preferred by the employees, the following options in descending order would be welcomed by a majority: part-time work, flexible working hours, home office, and company kindergarten. The different preferences of male and female employees and the differences given by the professions are discussed in detail.",
  address="International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA)",
  booktitle="Crafting Global Competitive Economies: 2020 Vision Strategic Planning & Smart Implementation",
  chapter="111829",
  howpublished="electronic, physical medium",
  institution="International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA)",
  year="2014",
  month="november",
  pages="2128--2142",
  publisher="International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA)",
  type="conference paper"
}