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Work and Family—Allies or Enemies?What Happens When Business Professionals Confront Life Choices$
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Stewart D. Friedman and Jeffrey H. Greenhaus

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780195112757

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112757.001.0001

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What Can Be Done?

What Can Be Done?

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Work and Family—Allies or Enemies?

Stewart D. Friedman

Jeffrey H. Greenhaus

Oxford University Press

What the author endorses in this chapter are integration and conflict reduction between family and work. Strengthening the alliance between work and family needs understanding, and it requires options. At present, corporate and social policies in general don't support options because they are rooted largely on outmoded gender role stereotypes, employment models, and cultural values that started in the days of a different workforce demography — with dad at a job away from home, mom back with the kids, and the boss keeping a close eye on employees to make sure they were producing great results. Every aspect of the action agenda is based on the assumption that greater diversity in options is necessary and that providing this diversity is in line with the needs of business.

Keywords:   integration, conflict reduction, gender role, diversity, business

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