The New Ideal Worker: Organizations Between Work-life Balance, Gender And Leadership by Mireia Las Heras MaestroThe New Ideal Worker: Organizations Between Work-life Balance, Gender And Leadership by Mireia Las Heras Maestro

The New Ideal Worker: Organizations Between Work-life Balance, Gender And Leadership

byMireia Las Heras MaestroEditorNuria Chinchilla Albiol, Marc Grau Grau

Hardcover | July 11, 2019

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Many managers and organizations still assume that employees who devote long hours to their jobs with no family interference are "ideal workers". However, this assumption has negative consequences for employees, their families and, more interestingly, for their organizations. This book provides a wealth of empirical evidence from around the globe, as well as innovative conceptual frameworks, to help practitioners and researchers alike to go beyond the classic notion of the "ideal worker" and to rethink what companies actually need from their employees. As it demonstrates, doing so will be beneficial for countless men and women, and for society at large.

Mireia Las Heras Maestro is a professor at IESE Business School -University of Navarra, Spain - where she serves as the director of the International Center for Work and Family. She is an industrial engineer by training, holds an MBA from IESE Business School, and a PhD in business administration from Boston University, USA.Nuria Chinc...
Title:The New Ideal Worker: Organizations Between Work-life Balance, Gender And LeadershipFormat:HardcoverDimensions:265 pagesPublished:July 11, 2019Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030124762

ISBN - 13:9783030124762


Table of Contents



-         Hope for the (new) iDeal worker: Resolving the flexibility-availability paradox.

o    Jody Worley (University of Oklahoma, US) and Kathrine Gutierrez


-         The New Ideal Worker is a Super Navigator

o    Camilla Kring


-         Men´s Work-Life Balance: A case study of UK Police Force

o    Kritika Bahadur (U of Worcester, UK)


-         Is there an ideal worker in academia? What does the new 'new' normal of faculty work-life look like? A review of the literature and implications for practice and policy

o    Jody Worley (University of Oklahoma, US)  and Kathrine Gutierrez


-         Comparing millennial's Work-life balance in Chile and Argentina

o    Maria Jose Bosch Kreis (ESE Business School, Chile), Patricia Debeljuh, Tamara Hernandez and Angeles Destefano





-         Fathers´ working times in Germany: What role do cultural and structural workplace conditions play?

o    Mareike Bünning and Janine Bernhardt (DJI, Germany)


-         Work values hierarchies: what motivates workers

o    Ana Machado (AESE, Portugal)


-         Ideal Organizations for the New Ideal Workers: Exploring the Role of Life-Friendly Work Practices

o    Uthpala Senarathne Tennakoon (Mount Royal University)


-         Predictors and outcomes of work-family conflict and work-family enrichment: a longitudinal, multilevel and multimethod study

o    Pedro Hollanda (University of Brasilia, Brazil)





-         Opening the "black box": Factors affecting women's journey to senior management positions: A literature review

o    Erica Salvaj and Katherina Kuschel (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada)


-         Women's Re-entry into Workforce: Experiences from India

o    Pavni Kaushiva (Indian Institute of Management, India)


-         An examination of the impact of macro context on women CEOs in the hospitality industry

o    Sowon Kim (EHL, Switzerland), Giuliano Bianchi and Maria José Bosch


-         Strategic Decision Framework to Balance Work and Family

o    Margaret J Weber Cazier (IGE, US), Kerri Heath, Lene Martin