Work-life balance in the construction industry: Innovative strategies for improving employee well-being and performance in project management teams

Summary

This project evaluated the impact of alternative work schedule arrangements (e.g., five day weeks, compressed work weeks) on the work-life balance, satisfaction and job performance of project-based construction workers.

Data was collected at experimental construction projects where innovative working time arrangements were implemented and evaluated.

The research produced case study evidence showing that these alternative work schedules are feasible and have a positive impact on work-life balance and performance in the Australian construction context.

Team

  • Helen Lingard
  • Kerry Brown
  • Lisa Bradley

Partners

  • ARC Linkage Project       
  • Construction Industry Institute of Australia

Peer-reviewed papers/outputs

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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 - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

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.