Fluctuating demands and unexpected events: An action research approach to improving work-family interaction in project-based construction work

Summary

The research highlighted the impact that project programs and timelines have on the work-family interaction and wellbeing of project-based construction workers.

The evidence produced by this research prompted the construction industry to re-think cultural expectations about work hours and design jobs that reduce work-family conflict and promote work-family interaction, work-life balance and wellbeing

Team

  • Helen Lingard
  • Valerie Francis
  • Michelle Turner

Partners

  • ARC Linkage Project       
  • Contexx Construction
  • Baulderstone Pty Ltd
  • Industrial Relations Victoria

Publications

Peer-reviewed papers/outputs

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.