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The influences of New Ways of Working on work-life balance

Kok, B. (2017) The influences of New Ways of Working on work-life balance.

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Abstract:The management philosophy of new ways of working is a phenomenon that tries to anticipate on the trends and developments organizations face in the field of work nowadays. Central to new ways of working is that employees can organize their work flexibly: employees are expected to decide for themselves when they work, where they work, and by which communication tool/medium they work (Baane et al., 2010; Ten Brummelhuis et al., 2012). Opinions vary when it comes to the relationship between new ways of working and work-life balance and moderators which influence the relationship between these two constructs. This research brought new empirical data on the new ways of working management philosophy with the involvement of a large number of work-related and person-related factors and brought clarification into the debate about relationships between new ways of working and work-life balance. The aim of this research was to investigate to what extent new ways of working practices influence work-life balance within Alliander Bellevue in comparison with the moderating effects of work-related and person-related factors. Results indicated that new ways of working has a significant positive influence on the work-life balance within Alliander Bellevue. In addition, it turns out that the moderating effect hours worked at home has a significant negative effect on the relationship between new ways of working and work-life balance. Besides that, there are moderators who have a direct impact on work-life balance. The first significant positive effect is found in the direct relationship between job characteristics and work life balance. The second direct significant effect is found in the negative relationship between the need for recovery and work-life balance.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Alliander
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/73354
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