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ERIC Number: EJ946169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1044-8004
Human Resource Executives' Perceptions and Measurement of the Strategic Impact of Work/Life Initiatives
Morris, Michael Lane; Heames, Joyce Thompson; McMillan, Heather S.
Human Resource Development Quarterly, v22 n3 p265-295 Fall 2011
Given the stresses associated with today's demanding workplaces, work/life (w/l) initiatives continue to grow in importance as an organizational development (OD) intervention. In a period of increasing accountability, it is important for scholars and practitioners to demonstrate how OD interventions, like w/l initiatives, can be used as a strategic business tool to ameliorate the impact of stress in the workplace. To address this gap, the research questions for this study were based on the resource-based view of the firm (Barney, 1991), while using the Organization Development Human Capital Accounting System (ODHCAS) model (Morris, Storberg-Walker, & McMillan, 2009) as a basis for generating relevant metrics. This exploratory study used a survey instrument to compare senior human resource (HR) executives' perceptions of the strategic benefit of w/l initiatives in conjunction with their efforts to measure the impact of five types of w/l initiatives as they influence 16 measures representative of the elements of the ODHCAS. Findings from the study extend current research by revealing a relationship between HR executives' perceptions of the strategic impact of w/l initiatives and the decision to measure the impact of said initiatives. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Language: English
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