“Organizations can 'make it work' by addressing the issue of the work-home interface both holistically and individually.”
This thesis contributes to the debate around the work-home interface. In one conceptual chapter, one qualitative and three quantitative empirical field studies, several concepts that seem important and are all, in different ways, connected to work-home balance, are investigated.
Results from these studies indicate that the creation of a sustainable workforce in the working world of today, and in the hospitality industry in particular, is likely to depend largely upon the willingness and ability of organizations to focus on the needs of employees relating to work home balance.
This can be done by simultaneously focusing on the work-home values of employees, the psychological contract employees have with their employer, the work-home culture within the organization, and employees’ needs with regard to employability.