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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Andrew J.
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-29T14:07:55Z
dc.date.available2016-09-29T14:07:55Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-15
dc.identifier.citationSmith A (2016) 'The Magnificent 7[am]?' Work-life articulation beyond the 9[am] to 5[pm] 'norm'. New Technology, Work and Employment. 31(3): 209-222.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/9494
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractThis article focuses on the work-life ‘balance’ challenges of those who work in organisations that operate beyond standard hours. The concept of work-life articulation is utilised to examine the experiences and practicalities of attempting to reconcile the, often competing, demands of employment and family life. Qualitative research was conducted in two private sector businesses and one third sector organisation in the UK during the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. The findings reveal increasing competitive pressures, efficiency drives and work intensification. ‘Business needs’ are prioritised over care responsibilities, and in the private sector organisations there is declining flexible working with a reassertion of the management prerogative. This article contributes to current debates over work-life ‘balance’ and highlights variable, changeable and unpredictable working time arrangements that permeate non-standard hours, which creates additional complexities and challenges for family time schedules and routines.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipESRCen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12070
dc.subjectWork-life balanceen_US
dc.subjectWorking time
dc.subjectWork-life articulation
dc.subjectEmployment
dc.subjectFamily life
dc.subjectPrivate sector
dc.subjectWork intensification
dc.subjectPressure
dc.subjectFinancial crisis
dc.subjectCare responsibilities
dc.subjectBusiness needs
dc.subjectNon-standard hours
dc.title'The Magnificent 7[am]?' Work-life articulation beyond the 9[am] to 5[pm] 'norm'en_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2016-09-16
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US


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