ERIC Number: ED221264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Management by Parent Objectives: A Case Study Establishing the Feasibility of Employer-Sponsored Child Care and Other Family Supports.
Friedman, Dana E.
This paper addresses the feasibility of family support programs as a means by which management may constructively respond to the changes in the workforce in order to fulfill its own objectives. The analysis takes into account both theory and practice, applying learned concepts to the design and execution of an actual feasibility study at a small, suburban Massachusetts bank. Part 1 sheds light on parent needs, examining the changes in families, in work, and in community support services resulting in the need for employer assistance in child care. Also described are the variety of responses that companies can make given the interface among these changes. Part 2 examines the rationale for a corporate response to these changes, while part 3 presents the findings of the bank case study and an analysis of the process used to arrive at the most appropriate and cost effective solution to identified management problems. Part 4 offers the author's conclusions and a prognosis for the future feasibility of employer supports to working parents in meeting management objectives. A list of on-site employer supported day care centers from 1960-present is appended, along with information concerning the turnover at the bank and the community it served. Also appended is a copy of the survey administered to the bank employees and a discussion of the author's proposed child care benefit plan. (MP)
Descriptors: Community Change, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Employed Women, Employer Employee Relationship, Employer Supported Day Care, Feasibility Studies, Fringe Benefits, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Research, Job Satisfaction, Labor Turnover, Needs Assessment, Organizational Change, Questionnaires, Social Problems, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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