Managing Work Life Balance in Construction

Managing Work Life Balance in Construction

This book presents the argument for the management of work–life balance in the construction industry.

Author: Helen Lingard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134200160

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

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Work in the construction industry is particularly tough. It demands excessively long hours and frequent weekend work. Other characteristics are particularly marked, such as re-location, job insecurity and distinctive behavioural patterns, which negatively affect employees’ personal lives further. Work–life balance has emerged as one of the most pressing management issues in the 21st century. For construction managers dealing with traditional models of work and rigid work schedules, the issue may be especially difficult to manage, and yet the work–life balance is now recognised as an issue of strategic importance to the construction industry. It is critical to the construction industry’s continued ability to attract and retain a talented workforce, and it is also inextricably linked to organizational effectiveness and employees’ well-being. This book presents the argument for the management of work–life balance in the construction industry. It maps the changes to the workforce demographic profile and the changing expectations relating to work and personal life that occurred during the second half of the 20th century. Legal imperatives for managing work–life balance are set out. It also presents work–life balance theory and discusses the practical implications of research, along with extensive empirical data collected from the industry. Lastly, practical advice is provided about what construction organizations can and should do to manage work–life balance. This provides a unique guide to a key issue.
Categories: Architecture

Managing Work Life Balance in Construction

Managing Work Life Balance in Construction

opportunities for worklife balance: addressing issues of equity and social justice in the workplace. Community, Work and Family, 7, 179–195. Lambert, C. H., Kass, S.J., Piotrowski, C. and Vodanovich, S.J. (2006) Impact factors on ...

Author: Helen Lingard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134200177

Category: Architecture

Page: 356

View: 837

Work in the construction industry is particularly tough. It demands excessively long hours and frequent weekend work. Other characteristics are particularly marked, such as re-location, job insecurity and distinctive behavioural patterns, which negatively affect employees’ personal lives further. Work–life balance has emerged as one of the most pressing management issues in the 21st century. For construction managers dealing with traditional models of work and rigid work schedules, the issue may be especially difficult to manage, and yet the work–life balance is now recognised as an issue of strategic importance to the construction industry. It is critical to the construction industry’s continued ability to attract and retain a talented workforce, and it is also inextricably linked to organizational effectiveness and employees’ well-being. This book presents the argument for the management of work–life balance in the construction industry. It maps the changes to the workforce demographic profile and the changing expectations relating to work and personal life that occurred during the second half of the 20th century. Legal imperatives for managing work–life balance are set out. It also presents work–life balance theory and discusses the practical implications of research, along with extensive empirical data collected from the industry. Lastly, practical advice is provided about what construction organizations can and should do to manage work–life balance. This provides a unique guide to a key issue.
Categories: Architecture

Work Life Balance in Construction

Work Life Balance in Construction

While the primary focus is on management issues in the building and construction industry, its scope has been extended upstream to the design management phase and downstream to the post-occupancy facilities management phase.

Author: Low Sui Pheng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811319181

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 219

View: 793

The book presents the latest studies on the work–life balance of millennial (also known as Generation Y) building professionals in Singapore and South Korea. Its main goal is to compare and contrast the workplace attitudes of millennials, and to provide guidelines that help supervisors in the construction industry manage their employees’ expectations regarding work–life balance. Accordingly, it explains and links various principles regarding work–life conflicts, work–life enrichments and the work–life interface. Furthermore, the book introduces readers to coping strategies, a dimension that has not yet been explored substantially and has the potential to contribute significantly to the study and understanding of work–life balance. The book makes recommendations for the top management on assigning a capable leader to drive the changes in the organization, and on empowering the leader to implement effective strategies for promoting work–life balance, especially for the millennials who are now playing an increasing central role in the global construction sector.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Human Resource Management in Construction Projects

Human Resource Management in Construction Projects

reported that 33 per cent of respondents were dissatisfied with the balance between their work and family life. While the extent to which construction-industry employees experience worklife conflict is not well researched, ...

Author: Martin Loosemore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134506842

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 849

Although construction is one of the most labour-intensive industries, people management issues are given inadequate attention. Furthermore, the focus of attention with regards to HR has been on the strategic aspects of HRM function - yet most problems and operational issues arise on projects. To help redress these problems, this book takes a broad view of HRM, examining the strategic and operational aspects of managing people within the construction sector. The book is aimed at project managers and students of project management who, until now, have been handed the responsibility for human resource management without adequate knowledge or training. The issues addressed in this book are internationally relevant, and are of fundamental concern to both students and practitioners involved in the management of construction projects. The text draws on the authors' experience of working with a range of large construction companies in improving their HRM operational activities at both strategic and operational levels, and is well illustrated with case studies of projects and organizations.
Categories: Social Science

Work Stress Induced Chronic Diseases in Construction

Work Stress Induced Chronic Diseases in Construction

Construction Management and Economics, 24(2), 185–196. Lingard, H. and Francis, V. (2009). Managing Work- Life Balance in Construction. London: Taylor & Francis Group. Lingard, H., Brown, K., Bradley, L., Bailey, C. and Townsend, ...

Author: Imriyas Kamardeen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000367850

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 226

View: 306

This book aims to fill a gap in the current construction health and safety research and discover new knowledge about work stress induced chronic diseases among construction industry professionals. In achieving these aims, the book investigates: the nature and extent of psychosocial stressors experienced by construction professionals, stress management tactics applied and the impact on mental health the prevalence and occurrence patterns of serious chronic conditions such as insomnia, obesity, musculoskeletal disorders and vision impairment aetiological pathways from job stressors through chronic diseases to job performance. While there are many studies, policies and regulations aiming to look after the health of construction workers, little attention is paid to construction professionals. By applying advanced analytical methods to data collected in a national survey of construction professionals in Australia, the author presents new scientific evidence which can be used to help establish equitable workers' compensation treatments and outcomes for construction professionals in line with other professions. Moreover, the research and analysis are underpinned by theories and literature from public health and epidemiological disciplines in addition to literature from construction, and work health, safety and wellbeing domains. It is essential reading for any health policy makers and researchers in the fields of health and safety and construction management.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Construction Industry in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Construction Industry in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Pers. Rev. 41, 359–379 (2012) Straub, C.: A comparative analysis of the use of work-life balance practices in Europe: do practices enhance females' career advancement. Women Manage. Rev. 22, 289–304 (2007) Yu, H.H.: Work-life balance: ...

Author: Clinton Aigbavboa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030265281

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

View: 183

This book gathers papers from the 11th Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) Postgraduate Research Conference, held on 28–30 July 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference provided an essential forum for reviewing and generating knowledge on Construction 4.0 and, consequently, highlighted processes and practices that allow us to deliver and operate built environment assets more effectively and efficiently by focusing on physical-to-digital and digital-to-physical transformation. The event addressed three broad themes: Industrial production (prefabrication, 3-D printing and assembly, offsite and advanced manufacturing); Cyber-physical systems (actuators, sensors, IoT, robots and cobots for repetitive and dangerous tasks, and drones for mapping, progress monitoring, safety and quality inspections, lifting, moving and positioning); and Technologies (digital ecosystems, digital platforms, BIM, video and laser scanning, AI and cloud computing, big data and data analytics, reality capture, blockchain, simulation, virtual and augmented reality, data standards and interoperability, and vertical and horizontal integration). Given its scope, the book will be of interest to all construction industry and architectural professionals who want to learn about cutting-edge technologies applied to construction
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Valuing People in Construction

Valuing People in Construction

... Managing work-life balance in construction, Routledge, Abingdon. Lingard, H. C., Francis, V. & Turner, M. (2010), The rhythms of project life: A longitudinal analysis of work hours and worklife experiences in construction, ...

Author: Fidelis Emuze

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315459929

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 266

View: 126

Valuing People in Construction provides contemporary perspectives on the ‘glue’ that binds the construction process together; people. The book addresses people issues in the construction industry where behavioural outcomes impact upon business and project performance. The main proposition of the book is that as people continue to lead the completion of construction activities, their health, safety, and well-being should be seen as a priority, and valued by stakeholders. As employers and employees, the role of people in construction must be to strive for the improvement of individual lives and society. This edited collection, which is the first book to focus specifically on placing value on people in construction, focuses on people at work, gender at work, conditions at work, and respect at work. In addition to an editorial overview, the book presents tested and refined empirical work and case studies by leading construction researchers from Africa, Australia, and Europe. Essential reading for researchers, students and professionals interested in construction management, the sociology of construction, HRM in construction, gender, work and health studies.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry

She has researched and published extensively in the areas of occupational health and safety, worklife balance and human resource management. She has coauthored two books, Human Resource Management in Construction Projects and ...

Author: Michael Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134232994

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

View: 265

The construction process, right through from planning and design to use and demolition, has a major impact on society. Traditionally, concern has been focused on its environmental impact and the quest for sustainability, but this has now extended into the wider remit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Essentially, this means that businesses must act (voluntarily) in a socially ethical manner by developing a policy that encompasses the core principles enshrined by CSR. A unique presentation on a topic of emerging importance, Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry is essential reading for all built environment undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as CEOs and senior managers within construction businesses who may be about to embark on developing a CSR strategy.
Categories: Business & Economics

Managing Diversity and Equality in Construction

Managing Diversity and Equality in Construction

We argue that the provision of a work environment that is more supportive of employees' worklife balance would improve the construction industry's image and attract employees from currently under-represented groups.

Author: Andrew W. Gale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134441747

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

View: 904

With women in the UK construction industry constituting just thirteen per cent of the workforce and black and Asian workers numbering less that two per cent, despite representing more than six per cent of the working population, diversity is a problem that the construction industry needs to tackle directly. In this title, diversity management is presented as an opportunity for the construction industry. Work is presented from several different countries and regions, in North America, Australia and Europe to provide a comprehensive picture of this complex and often sensitive issue. Going beyond the traditional topics of gender and racial discrimination contributions encompass a wide range of diversity issues facing the construction industry, including sexual orientation, disability and the work-life balance. Essential reading for construction managers and a valuable resource for post-graduate researchers, this key title provides not only a thorough exposition of contemporary research but also supplies the practical diagnostic tools, and techniques to successfully manage diversity in construction and the information to adhere to the law.
Categories: Architecture

Procurement Systems

Procurement Systems

Dessler Human Resource Management, published by Pearson Education Australia, the third edition of which is due for release in ... She is writing a third book on the subject of Managing Work-Life Balance in the Construction Industry, ...

Author: Derek Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134117925

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 221

Innovative and novel, this book extends its coverage of the topic well beyond the conventional themes of project solicitation and proposal evaluation. Using extensive experience gathered over five years of teaching postgraduate courses, Walker and Rowlinson build on Procurement Systems: A Guide to Best Practice in Construction to present a comprehensive and coherent volume that is invaluable to the wider project management community. Cross-disciplinary in approach, coverage includes general historical issues and practical discussions of different types of projects and their procurement needs. It provides and discusses cutting-edge research and thought leadership on issues such as: stakeholder management ethics and corporate governance issues business strategy implications on procurement e-business innovation and organizational learning cultural dimensions human resource development. Helping readers to design project procurement implementation paths that deliver sustainable value, this indispensable volume is key reading for students, lecturers and professionals working in or studying project management.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Managing Stress Skills for Self Care Personal Resiliency and Work Life Balance in a Rapidly Changing World

Managing Stress  Skills for Self Care  Personal Resiliency and Work Life Balance in a Rapidly Changing World

Skills for Self-Care, Personal Resiliency and Work-Life Balance in a Rapidly Changing World Brian Luke Seaward ... Say, for example, that the route you drive to work is under construction and now it takes you an extra 25 minutes to get ...

Author: Brian Luke Seaward

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781284199994

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 600

View: 244

Updated to provide a modern look at the daily stessors evolving in our ever changing society, Managing Stress: Skills for Self-Care, Personal Resiliency and Work-Life Balance in a Rapidly Changing World, Tenth Edition provides a comprehensive approach to stress management, honoring the balance and harmony of the mind, body, spirit, and emotions. Referred to as the “authority on stress management” by students and professionals, this book equips readers with the tools needed to identify and manage stress while also coaching on how to strive for health and balance in these changing times. The holistic approach taken by internationally acclaimed lecturer and author Brian Luke Seaward gently guides the reader to greater levels of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being by emphasizing the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Performance Improvement in Construction Management

Performance Improvement in Construction Management

J. Construction Engineering and Management, 133(4), 306–15. Lingard, H., Brown, K., Bradley, L., Bailey, C. and Townsend, K. (2007) Improv- ing employees' work-life balance in the construction industry: project alliance case study.

Author: Brian Atkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135998363

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 845

Novel research in construction management is often distant from existing practice. This collection of reviews serves to bridge this gap under three major themes: innovation, organisation and human behaviour, and methods and tools. It outlines a series of successful collaborative projects between industry and the academic and research communities. Many of the authors have worked in technology transfer, as change agents, resolving industrially-relevant problems by using scientifically-based research. The book reveals the source of ideas, data and results to provide a useful resource for researchers, academics and graduate students, and a challenging guide for senior industry managers.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Knowledge Management in the Construction Industry A Socio Technical Perspective

Knowledge Management in the Construction Industry  A Socio Technical Perspective

mance management, and work-life balance. All of Professor Dainty's externally funded work has been widely disseminated in high-quality international refereed journals and conferences, as well as industry-based publications.

Author: Kazi, Abdul Samad

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591403626

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 291

This book presents a portfolio of concepts, methods, models, and tools supported by real life case studies from various corners of the globe providing insights into the management of knowledge in the construction industry.
Categories: Computers

The SAGE Handbook of Industrial Work Organizational Psychology 3v

The SAGE Handbook of Industrial  Work   Organizational Psychology  3v

The source, nature, and direction of work and family conflict: A longitudinal investigation. ... The Academy of Management Annals, 2, 305–49. ... life balance in the construction industry: Project alliance case study.

Author: Deniz S Ones

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473942790

Category: Psychology

Page: 2240

View: 697

The second edition of this best-selling Handbook presents a fully updated and expanded overview of research, providing the latest perspectives on the analysis of theories, techniques, and methods used by industrial, work, and organizational psychologists. Building on the strengths of the first edition, key additions to this edition include in-depth historical chapter overviews of professional contexts across the globe, along with new chapters on strategic human resource management; corporate social responsibility; diversity, stress, emotions and mindfulness in the workplace; environmental sustainability at work; aging workforces, among many others. Providing a truly global approach and authoritative overview, this three-volume Handbook is an indispensable resource and essential reading for professionals, researchers and students in the field. Volume One: Personnel Psychology and Employee Performance Volume Two: Organizational Psychology Volume Three: Managerial Psychology and Organizational Approaches
Categories: Psychology

Managing Construction Logistics

Managing Construction Logistics

Indeed, many productive trade contractors are as interested in worklife balance as they are in inflated wages, and will leave site early once they feel they have achieved their target earnings for the day. The large building ...

Author: Gary Sullivan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444390414

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 798

Every major industry except construction uses logistics to improve its bottom line... Poor logistics is costing the construction industry at least £3 billion a year according to a report – ‘Improving Construction Logistics’ – published by the Strategic Forum for Construction. Additional costs arise as a result of operatives waiting for materials, and skilled craftsmen being used for unskilled jobs. Inadequate management of logistics also has an adverse effect on quality, causes delays to projects, and adds to the health and safety risks on site. This practical book highlights the benefits of good logistics as well as the use of consolidation centres on projects. It shows how reduction in transport movements, less money tied up in stock, less waste, and the more efficient use of skilled craftsmen will reduce the cost of projects, reduce construction time, improve quality, reduce risks to health and safety, improve environmental performance and generally improve the image of the industry. The authors offer practical ways of achieving these benefits through integrated project teams and supply chains and the increased adoption of information technology including electronic communications, bar coding, and electronic tagging for tracing products. They also show how specific roles for each part of the industry can help to improve logistics. • Practical, clear and accessible • First book to address logistics in construction • Written by the industry-recognized logistics experts • Tackles issues of key concern: efficient use of labour; sustainability; waste and supply chain management
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Social Value in Construction

Social Value in Construction

She is a co-author of Employee Resourcing in the Construction Industry, and has published many articles in the areas of work-life balance, well-being, health and safety, knowledge management, and human resource management and human ...

Author: Ani Raiden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351587198

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 265

While the concept of social value is not new, recent interest in social value in construction has grown because of new social procurement legislation around the world and an increasing acceptance of the need to ensure construction projects provide social value, rather than simply economic value. Despite this growing recognition, literature and professional guidance on the subject is hard to find. This is the first book looking at social value in construction and it sets the agenda by asking and answering important questions like: How is the construction industry developing and supporting social enterprise and social value and for who? How and when is the industry recording and measuring social value and its effect? Which organisations are doing things well and what can we learn from their experiences? What can industry players do together to consolidate efforts and drive improvements? What are the key challenges in the field and what does the future look like? Drawing on a variety of professional and academic experiences and disciplines, the authors present global perspectives and lay the foundations for creating social value in the construction industry. This timely book makes use of real-life case studies and examples of best practice to demonstrate how innovative companies can utilise contemporary research to create social value through their projects. It is time the construction industry viewed community involvement and corporate social responsibility as an opportunity rather than a risk, and this is the book that shows the industry how. This is essential reading for all professionals in the construction, engineering, architecture and built environment sector. In particular, project managers, clients, contract managers, quantity surveyors, CSR and HR personnel will gain a lot from reading this book.
Categories: Business & Economics

Managing Work life Balance

Managing Work life Balance

... weeks required by the US Family Medical Leave Act . Generous paid paternity leave is also a common benefit among companies which have strong work - life values . ... CASE STUDY Heery Construction firm Heery has 160 employees .

Author: David Clutterbuck

Publisher: CIPD Publishing

ISBN: 0852929692

Category: Flextime

Page: 196

View: 939

Work-life balance is one of the most important issues facing employers and managers today. Employees at all levels are no longer willing to trade their quality of life in order to get a decent standard of living. Managers can no longer afford to ignore the costs that the long-hours culture imposes on their organisation. Overwork causes stress-related absenteeism, poor retention levels, low creativity, appalling customer service and unethical employee behaviour. Combine that with the risks of being sued by a stressed employee or a parent who wanted to work flexibly, and the business case for paying real attention to work-life issues has never been stronger. This text sets out the roadmap for moving your organisation towards a positive work-life culture. With clear and practical advice for HR and line managers alike, Managing Work-Life Balance shows you how to engage employers, managers and employees in the process of controlling the inherent conflicts between the worlds of work and home.
Categories: Flextime

Advances in Business Management and Entrepreneurship

Advances in Business  Management and Entrepreneurship

Sang, K.J.C., Ison, S.G. & Dainty, A.R.J. 2009. The job sat-isfaction of UK architects and relationships with work-life balance and turnover intentions. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management 16(3): 288–300.

Author: Ratih Hurriyati

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000651218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1022

View: 183

The GCBME Book Series aims to promote the quality and methodical reach of the Global Conference on Business Management & Entrepreneurship, which is intended as a high-quality scientific contribution to the science of business management and entrepreneurship. The Contributions are the main reference articles on the topic of each book and have been subject to a strict peer review process conducted by experts in the fields. The conference provided opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and implementation of experiences, to establish business or research connections and to find Global Partners for future collaboration. The conference and resulting volume in the book series is expected to be held and appear annually. The year 2019 theme of book and conference is "Creating Innovative and Sustainable Value-added Businesses in the Disruption Era". The ultimate goal of GCBME is to provide a medium forum for educators, researchers, scholars, managers, graduate students and professional business persons from the diverse cultural backgrounds, to present and discuss their researches, knowledge and innovation within the fields of business, management and entrepreneurship. The GCBME conferences cover major thematic groups, yet opens to other relevant topics: Organizational Behavior, Innovation, Marketing Management, Financial Management and Accounting, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and Green Business.
Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook of Research Methods on the Quality of Working Lives

Handbook of Research Methods on the Quality of Working Lives

In Gervais, R. and Millear, P. (eds) Exploring resources, life-balance and well-being of women who work in a global ... hard work: Gendered strategies of a project manager on a construction site, Construction Management and Economics, ...

Author: Daniel Wheatley

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788118774

Category:

Page: 352

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The growing diversity of contemporary paid work has provoked increased interest in understanding and evaluating the quality of working lives. This Handbook provides critical reflections on recent research in the field, including examining the inextricable links between working life and well-being.
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Prefab Architecture

Prefab Architecture

Dohse, Breaking fromTaylorism: changing forms of work in the automobile industry (Cambridge Press, 1989): 15. 32 Liker. ... Managing WorkLife Balance in Construction (Abingdon: Spon Press, 2009). 12 NuttPowell,T.E.“The House ...

Author: Ryan E. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470880465

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

View: 649

"Prefab Architecture . . . is beyond theory, and beyond most of what we think we know about pods, containers, mods, and joints. This book is more than 'Prefabrication 101.' It is the Joy of Cooking writ large for the architecture and construction industries." —From the Foreword by James Timberlake, FAIA THE DEFINITIVE REFERENCE ON PREFAB ARCHITECTURE FOR ARCHITECTS AND CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS Written for architects and related design and construction professionals, Prefab Architecture is a guide to off-site construction, presenting the opportunities and challenges associated with designing and building with components, panels, and modules. It presents the drawbacks of building in situ (on-site) and demonstrates why prefabrication is the smarter choice for better integration of products and processes, more efficient delivery, and realizing more value in project life cycles. In addition, Prefab Architecture provides: A selected history of prefabrication from the Industrial Revolution to current computer numerical control, and a theory of production from integrated processes to lean manufacturing Coverage on the tradeoffs of off-site fabrication including scope, schedule, and cost with the associated principles of labor, risk, and quality Up-to-date products featuring examples of prefabricated structure, enclosure, service, and nterior building systems Documentation on the constraints and execution of manufacturing, factory production, transportation, and assembly Dozens of recent examples of prefab projects by contemporary architects and fabricators including KieranTimberlake, SHoP Architects, Office dA, Michelle Kaufmann, and many others In Prefab Architecture, the fresh approaches toward creating buildings that accurately convey ature and expanded green building methodologies make this book an important voice for adopting change in a construction industry entrenched in traditions of the past.
Categories: Architecture