The purpose of this paper is to test the relationship of work-life culture and organizational productivity and determine if it is mediated by the availability of work-life programs.
Quantitative data for the study were collected using three sources: an original survey completed by managers of 195 different companies, archival data from two databases, and archival data published in three national surveys. Hypotheses were tested using path analyses.
The data reveals that work-life culture has no direct effect on labor productivity but does have an indirect effect on it, through the availability of work-life programs.
One of the study’s limitations is that its design is cross-sectional. The authors suggest that future longitudinal studies examine the impact of work-life culture on organizational outcomes.
Practitioners should note the importance of promoting a favorable work-life culture and offering work-life programs as they enhance labor productivity.
The authors examine the impact of work-life culture on organizational productivity, a relatively understudied relationship at the organizational level.
This study was funded by the Instituto de Empresa Business School.
de Sivatte, I., Gordon, J., Rojo, P. and Olmos, R. (2015), "The impact of work-life culture on organizational productivity", Personnel Review, Vol. 44 No. 6, pp. 883-905. https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-12-2013-0226Download as .RIS
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