BazEkon - Biblioteka Główna Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Krakowie

BazEkon home page

Meny główne

Robak Elżbieta (Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland)
Work-life Relations and Remote Work Management of the Generation Z Employees
Zeszyty Naukowe. Organizacja i Zarządzanie / Politechnika Śląska, 2022, z. 163, s. 469-484, bibliogr. 27 poz.
Słowa kluczowe
Równowaga praca-życie, Pokolenie Z, Praca zdalna
Work-Life Balance (WLB), Generation Z, Remote work
Purpose: The aim of the article is to present the opinion of the Generation Z representatives on the relationship between work and non-work life in remote work with regard to the possibility of using them in the management of employees of this generation. Design/methodology/approach: The empirical part of the study was prepared based on the results of a survey conducted at the turn of 2021/2022 among young people representing the Generation Z, living in the Silesia Province in Poland. Findings: The results of the study show that, according to young Generation Z people, remote work allows to combine work with private life, including family life. The respondents emphasized such advantages of remote work as: the possibility of flexible management of one's own time, a sense of freedom/independence, limitation of professional stress. However, the opinions of the surveyed representatives of the Generation Z were not devoid of a critical look at selected aspects of the impact of remote work on shaping the work-life balance. Research limitations/implications: The limitations of the conducted research include the pilot nature of the research and the related small number of people participating in the survey research. Future research can be extended to include management opinion analysis and consider the current limitations. Practical implications: The conducted research and the conclusions drawn from it can be used in the practice of managing generation Z employees, in particular in activities supporting building positive relationships with employees performing remote work. Social implications:The research results, presenting the opinions and expectations of young generation Z people, can contribute to a better understanding of their needs regarding the work-life relationship in the context of remote work, and thus improve the quality of their lives. Originality/value: Conclusions from the research described in the article are the basis for reflection and actions of managers managing remote work, especially the Generation Z employees.(original abstract)
Pełny tekst
  1. Chen, Z., Powell, G., Greenhaus, J. (2009), Work to family conflict, positive spillover, and boundary management: A person-environment fit approach. Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 74, No. 1, pp. 82-93.
  2. Clark, S.C. (2000). Work/family border theory: A new theory of work/family balance. Human Relations, Vol. 53, pp. 747-770.
  3. Dąbrowska, K. (2014). Programy na rzecz równowagi życia zawodowego i rodzinnego. Annales. Ethics In Economic Life, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 41-53. Retrieved from, 12.09.2022.
  4. Dolot, A. (2018). The characteristic of Generation Z, E-mentor, Vol. 2,(74), pp. 44-50,
  5. Duffy, B., Shrimpton, H., Clemence, M., Thomas, F., Whyte-Smith, H., Abboud, T. (2018). Beyond Binary. The lives and choices of Generation Z. Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute. Retrieved from, 10.08.2022.
  6. Felstead, A., Henseke, G. (2017). Assessing the growth of remote working and its consequences for effort, well-being and work-life balance. New Technology, Work and Employment, Vol. 32, 3, pp. 195-211.
  7. Grant, C., Wallace, L.M., Spurgeon, P.C. (2013). An exploration of the psychological factors affecting remote e-worker's job effectiveness, well-being and work-life balance. Employee Relations, Vol. 35(5), pp. 527-546.
  8. Greenhaus, J.H., Beutell, N.J. (1985). Sources of conflict between work and family roles. Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 76-88. AMR.1985.4277352.
  9. Greenhaus, J.H., Collins, K.M., Show, J.D. (2003). The relation between work-family balance and quality of life. Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 63(3), pp. 510-531.
  10. Gregory, A., Milner, S.E. (2009). Editorial: work-life balance: a matter of choice? Gender. Work and Organization, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 1-13.
  11. Haar, J.M., Sune, A., Russo, M., Ollier-Malaterre, A. (2019). Cross-national study on the antecedents of work-life balance from the fit and balance perspective. Social Indicators Research, Vol. 142(1), pp. 261-282. doi: 10.1007/s11205-018-1875-6.
  12. Hamilton, E. (2002). Bringing Work Home: Advantages and Challenges of Telecommuting. Center for Work & Family.
  13. Kirchmeyer, C. (2000). Work-life initiatives: Greed or benevolence regarding workers' time. In: C.L. Cooper, D.M. Rousseau (Eds.), Trends in organizational behavior, Vol. 7, (pp. 79-93). Chichester, UK: Wiley.
  14. Mellner, C., Aronsson, G., Kecklund, G. (2014). Boundary Management Preferences, Boundary Control, and Work-Life Balance among Full-Time Employed Professionals in Knowledge-Intensive, Flexible Work. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, Vol. 4(4). pp. 7-23.
  15. Michel, J.S., Kotrba, L.M., Mitchelson, J.K., Clark, M.A., Baltes, B.B. (2011). Antecedents of work-family conflict: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 32(5), pp. 689-725. doi:10.1002/job.695.
  16. Muralidhar, B., Prasad K.D.V., Mangipudi, M.R., (2020). Association among Remote Working Concerns and Challenges on Employee Work-Life Balance: An Empirical Study using Multiple Regression Analysis with Reference to International Agricultural Research Institute, Hyderabad, International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology, Vol. 11, Iss. 6, pp. 281-297. doi: 10.34218/IJARET.11.6.2020.025.
  17. Pyöriä, P. (2011). Managing telework: risks, fears and rules. Management Research Review, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp 386-399.
  18. Robak, E. (2017). Expectations of generation Y connected with shaping the work-life balance. The case of Poland. OeconomiaCopernicana, Vol. 8(4), pp. 569-584.
  19. Rodríguez-Modroño, P., López-Igual, P. (2021). Job Quality and Work-Life Balance of Teleworkers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 18(6), pp. 1-13.
  20. Rusu, R. (2018). Work-family balance: theoretical and empirical perspectives. International Conference Knowledge-Based Organization, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, pp. 383-387. doi: 10.1515/kbo-2018-0119.
  21. Sanchez, D.G., Parra, N.G., Ozden, C., Rijkers, B., Viollaz, M., Winkler, H. (2021). Who on Earth Can Work from Home? The World Bank Research Observer, Vol. 36, Iss. 1, pp. 67-100.
  22. Sandoval-Reyes, J., Idrovo-Carlier, S., Duque-Oliva, E.J. (2021). Remote Work, Work Stress, and Work-Life during Pandemic Times: A Latin America Situation. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, No. 18, pp. 1-12.
  23. Shirmohammadi, M., Wee Chan Au, Beigi, M. (2022). Remote work and work-life balance: Lessons learned from the covid-19 pandemic and suggestions for HRD practitioners. Human Resource Development International, Vol. 25(2), pp. 163-181. doi: 10.1080/13678868.2022.2047380.
  24. Singh, A.P., Dangmei, J. (2016). Understanding the Generation Z: The Future Workforce. South-Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, Vol. 3, Iss. 3, pp. 1-5.
  25. Stanisz, A. (2006). Przystępny kurs statystyki z zastosowaniem STATISTICA PL na przykładach z medycyny. Kraków: StatSoft.
  26. Stankeviciute, Z., Kunskaja, S. (2022). Strengthening of work-life balance while working remotely in the context of COVID-19 pandemic. Human Systems Management, No. 41, pp. 221-235. doi: 10.3233/HSM-211511.
  27. Ugwu, F.O., Enwereuzor, I.K., Mazei, J. (2022). Is Working from Home a Blessing or a Burden? Home Demands as a Mediator of the Relationship Between Work Engagement and Work Life Balance. Applied Research in Quality of Life, No. 1, pp. 1-25.
Cytowane przez
Udostępnij na Facebooku Udostępnij na Twitterze Udostępnij na Google+ Udostępnij na Pinterest Udostępnij na LinkedIn Wyślij znajomemu