Work-life balance as a strategic risk and opportunity for the construction industry

Lingard, H, Francis, V and Turner, M 2008, 'Work-life balance as a strategic risk and opportunity for the construction industry', in S Thomas Ng, Albert PC Chan, Daniel WM Chan, James MW Wong (ed.) Proceedings of the CII-HK Conference 2008 - Building a Stronger Construction Industry for Hong Kong: Opportunities and Challenges, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 26 November 2008, pp. 123-133.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Work-life balance as a strategic risk and opportunity for the construction industry
Author(s) Lingard, H
Francis, V
Turner, M
Year 2008
Conference name CII-HK Conference 2008
Conference location Kowloon, Hong Kong
Conference dates 26 November 2008
Proceedings title Proceedings of the CII-HK Conference 2008 - Building a Stronger Construction Industry for Hong Kong: Opportunities and Challenges
Editor(s) S Thomas Ng, Albert PC Chan, Daniel WM Chan, James MW Wong
Publisher Construction Industry Institute
Place of publication Kowloon, Hong Kong
Start page 123
End page 133
Total pages 11
Abstract The Australian construction industry is facing a critical shortage of human resources, which is negatively impacting the realisation of both project and organisational objectives. One method of addressing the labour shortage is through the application of strategies designed to assist employees to attain work-life balance. Failure to address employees' work-life balance concerns can negatively impact upon individuals and construction organisations' ability to meet its objectives. Conversely, providing a better work-life balance can improve the construction industry's ability to recruit, develop and retain talented employees and support the long term sustainability of the construction industry. A theory of work-life balance as an area of strategic risk but also of opportunity is developed in this literature based discussion paper.
Subjects Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Keyword(s) Work-life balance
Work-family conflict
Work~family facilitation
Risk and opportunity management
Copyright notice © Construction Industry Institute, Hong Kong 2008
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