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Work-life Integration in Africa

A Multidimensional Approach to Achieving Balance

Authors: Amah, Okechukwu E., Ogah, Marvel

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  • Discusses the impact of technology on work-life integration in Africa
  • Provides an academic literature review of work-life integration in Africa
  • Reviews the various policies that organizations in Africa have implemented over the years
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This book examines how individuals and organizations in Africa have found ways to integrate work and life roles effectively. It reflects on the notions that while many cultures have embraced women’s participation in the workplace, African culture has been more resistant to change thereby forcing companies and employees to invent their own solutions. This presents its own set of challenges, for example African organizations are generally not up to speed with the family-friendly policies that are required in the modern workplace; the effectiveness of such policies is questionable and there is an increasing realization that work-family policies are not the only way to achieve work-life integration and others may be considered, such as workplace mentoring and introducing incentives.

With this in mind the authors consider multiple approaches to balancing work and life responsibilities with emphasis on three perspectives, namely organizational, individual and family and cultural. The book highlights and examines the joint responsibility that organizations, leaders and individuals have in achieving work life integration. Secondly the book considers why work-life integration initiatives fail and identifies the sources and remedies for these failures. Each chapter discusses the role of the identified dimensions necessary for collective achievement of work-life integration, while the final chapter sets out further research avenues and a conceptual framework that brings together the findings of the book.

About the authors

Dr Okechukwu Amah facilitates sessions in Management Communication, Human Resources, Leadership and Human Behaviour in Organisations at Lagos Business School. Previous to this he was a part-time lecturer at the Lagos State University, where he taught MBA students Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Theory, Business Policy and Management. He has also facilitated sessions in customised programmes for NLNG, and actively reviews articles for the annual meetings of the American Academy of Management and Southern Management Association. Currently, Dr Amah is researching work/family conflict and facilitation, employee engagement relationships, as well as organisational citizenship and servant leadership behaviour in Nigeria.

He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Nigerian Academy of Management, American Academy of Management, Society of Human Resources Management and Southern Management Society.

Dr Marvel Ogah is a full-time faculty and facilitates sessions in Operations Management at Lagos Business School. His research areas include supply chain, lean methodology, service management, productivity cum process improvement initiatives in business organisations. He is currently working on the following research areas: digital supply chain, lean implementation bottlenecks, evolution of quality systems in Nigeria, and productivity cum employee change strategies in manufacturing organisations.


Reviews

"This is a must-read book for any academician and business leader interested in getting a better understanding of the multiple factors involved in the achievement of work-life integration. The proposed model of work-life integration actually reflects, better than it had ever been done before, the complexity of real life in today's world and provides a much needed road map."

(Professor Chantal Epie, Former Dean School of Management & Social Sciences. Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos Nigeria)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook 106,99 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Work-life Integration in Africa
Book Subtitle
A Multidimensional Approach to Achieving Balance
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-69113-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-69113-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-69112-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 261
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
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