Do Firms that Put "Family First" Perform Better?

Jul 12, 2011 1:01 PM ET
Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) July 12, 2011 - Achieving a healthy work-life balance is increasingly important to employees and many companies have responded by offering opportunities for child care, job sharing or the ability to work from home. Do companies undertake these initiatives simply because they want employees to be happier at work or can “family-friendly” environments pay off directly by making employees more productive?

A recent study shows that companies whose good management practices include policies that put family first, perform better.

Learn here how implementing family-oriented practices in your organization can impact productivity. 

The Network for Business Sustainability is a not-for-profit organization that connects business leaders and academic experts worldwide to devise new business models for the 21st century. The Network is located at the Richard Ivey School of Business (at The University of Western Ontario) in London, Canada and at the Université du Québec à Montréal. The Network is funded primarily by Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, with additional support from industry partners.