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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > Business School > Management Research Centre  > Managers' work-life balance and health: the case of UK managers

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Title: Managers' work-life balance and health: the case of UK managers
Authors: Worrall, Les
Cooper, Cary L.
Citation: European Journal of International Management, 1 (1/2): 129-145
Publisher: Inderscience
Journal: European J of International Management
Issue Date: 2007
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/26767
DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2007.012921
Additional Links: http://www.inderscience.com/search/index.php?action=record&rec_id=12921
Abstract: The paper explores the effects of organisational change on UK managers' perceptions of their organisation and on their well-being. Cost reduction is the prime driver for change and has been implemented using delayering, redundancy, downsizing and off-shoring often supported by culture change programmes. These changes have resulted in work intensification, have not delivered productivity gains and have had a negative effect on managers' well-being. The effects of change were perceived differently by directors and other managers. Despite continuous cost reduction, productivity in the UK remains below that of European competitor nations. This calls into question the prevailing cost reduction ethos as a means of delivering increased productivity in the UK.
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: Work intensification
Cost reduction
Organisational change
Financialisation
Work-life balance
Health
Well-being
Managers
UK
International management
Delayering
Redundancy
Downsizing
Offshoring
Cultural change
Organisational culture
Productivity
ISSN: 17516757
17516765
Appears in Collections: Management Research Centre

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