Until recently, work-family research has taken place almost exclusively in stable organisational environments with repetitive processes and regular work patterns.
Consequently little is known about work-family experiences in the type of project-based work that characterises work in construction. The scoping study will address two key questions:
- How do working hours, working time conditions and access to flexible work differ for construction industry employees in comparison to other employees in small (20 or fewer employees), medium (21-100 employees) and large enterprises (more than 100 employees)
- How does the dynamic nature of work within the construction industry impact on the work/life experiences of construction industry employees in SMEs and how do these experiences differ from those employed by larger construction companies and in SMEs in other industries?
Key RMIT researchers: Sara Charlesworth, Helen Lingard