Hal Morgan is the co-author, with Kerry Tucker, of Companies that Care: The Most Family Friendly Companies in America, What They Offer and How They Got that Way. At the time of this study he was a graduate student at the Yale School of Organization and Management. He is now Manager of Corporate Communications at Work/Family Directions in Boston.
Keys to action: Understanding differences in organizations' responsiveness to work-and-family issues
Article first published online: 2 NOV 2006
Copyright © 1992 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
Human Resource Management
Special Issue: Work and Family
Volume 31, Issue 3, pages 227–248, Autumn (Fall) 1992
How to Cite
Morgan, H. and Milliken, F. J. (1992), Keys to action: Understanding differences in organizations' responsiveness to work-and-family issues. Hum. Resour. Manage., 31: 227–248. doi: 10.1002/hrm.3930310308
- Issue published online: 2 NOV 2006
- Article first published online: 2 NOV 2006
The authors address the question of what factors influence the corporate response to work-and-family issues, using data from a written survey of companies. They hypothesized that various demographic, organizational, and other characteristics might affect the degree of a business's response. Among their findings are (1) that the percentage of female employees was unrelated to the responsiveness measure when other factors were controlled; (2) that industry and geographic effects were significant; and (3) that companies which regularly survey their employees tended to be more responsive. © 1993 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.