Workplace Culture and Work–life Integration
The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of research and practice related to the role of the work environment – specifically, organizational cultural support for work–life integration – in facilitating employee health and well-being. Our chapter summarizes and updates previous work by Andreassi and Thompson (2008) and provides recommendations for future research. We first review definitions of work–life culture and related constructs, followed by a discussion of common conceptualizations and measurement tools. We then describe the expanding research on work–life culture, discuss how work-life culture relates to the use of work-life benefits, and describe corporate examples of initiatives designed to improve cultural support for work–life integration. We conclude with ideas for future research based on existing gaps in the literature.
Shockley, K. M., Thompson, C. A., & Andreassi, J. K. (2013). Workplace culture and work–life integration. In D. A. Major & R. J. Burke (Eds.), Handbook of Work–Life Integration Among Professionals (pp. 310-334). Edward Elgar Publishing. Doi: 10.4337/9781781009291