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The Woman‐friendly Organization: Initiatives Valued by Managerial Women

Carol A. McKeen (Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Queen′s University at Kingston, Ontario)
Ronald J. Burke (Ronald J. Burke is a Professor of Industrial Relations at York University, Ontario, Canada.)

Employee Counselling Today

ISSN: 0955-8217

Article publication date: 1 December 1994


Examines the importance of 19 different organizational initiatives or services in helping managerial and professional women develop a more satisfying and productive career. Data were collected from 245 women in early career stages using questionnaires. There was considerable variability in the importance of each initiative across the sample. Women with family responsibilities rated family‐friendly policies and time off work as more important, and career development and training initiatives as less important. Offers implications for organizations and managerial women and men.



McKeen, C.A. and Burke, R.J. (1994), "The Woman‐friendly Organization: Initiatives Valued by Managerial Women", Employee Counselling Today, Vol. 6 No. 6, pp. 18-25.




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