Creating Balance?

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Causes and Consequences of the Utilization of Work-Life Policies by Professionals: “Unconditional Supervisor Support Required”

  • Bram PeperAffiliated withErasmus University Rotterdam Email author 
  • , Josje DikkersAffiliated withVU University Amsterdam
  • , Claartje VinkenburgAffiliated withVU University Amsterdam
  • , Marloes van EngenAffiliated withTilburg University

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The European workplace has changed. Employees increasingly ask for organizational policies that allow them to combine their work and their private lives (Lewis et al., 2009). In the Netherlands it is estimated that no less than 40% of employees face troubles in combining their work and private lives (Geurts et al., 2003), which brings high costs, both for individuals and for organizations (Allen et al., 2000).