This project addresses the important and urgent need to reconcile organisational efficiency with employee needs to balance work, personal and family life.
ARC Linkage Grant
Current research indicates that the adoption of standard ‘family-friendly’ policies is hindered by traditional, gendered work processes, organisational norms and structures. A new approach called the ‘dual agenda’ for change is advocated to resolve this problem. This project tests the application of the ‘dual agenda’ in two large Australian organisations. The data produced will identify policies and processes which meet the ‘dual agenda’ of gender equitable, improved work-life outcomes for employees and improved business outcomes for organisations.
Key RMIT researchers: Sara Charlesworth, Marian Baird, Sheree Cartwright
Industry partners: Holden Ltd and Sydney Water Corporation