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Invitation to AOM Symposium: "Sustainable Work Practices for Optimizing Work-Family Integration in India" (Session #13305)

  • 1.  Invitation to AOM Symposium: "Sustainable Work Practices for Optimizing Work-Family Integration in India" (Session #13305)

    Posted 23 days ago

    Dear All, we invite you to attend our Live - Virtual symposium "Sustainable Work Practices for Optimizing Work-Family Integration in India" (Info. Below). The symposium aims to problematize the concept of work-family (WF) integration specific to the Indian cultural context. We also aim to provide specific input to the international audience and those who want to learn and conduct research in the Indian context. Looking forward to your presence and participation in an enriching, engaging, and interactive symposium.

    Mahima Raina and Rupashree Baral

    Symposium: "Sustainable Work Practices for Optimizing Work-Family Integration in India" (Session #13305)

    Symposium Organisers: Mahima Raina, Jindal School of Psychology and Counselling O.P. Jindal Global U., India & Rupashree Baral, IIT Madras, India

    Discussant: Ujvala Rajadhyaksha, Governors State U., US

    Expert panel:

    • Tejinder Billing; Rowan U., US; Rupashree Baral; IIT Madras, India, & Nicholas J. Beutell; Iona College - LaPenta School of Business, US
    • Deepika Swain, Lalatendu Kesari Jena & Suchitra Pal, Xavier School of Human Resource Management, Bhubaneswar, India
    • Manveen Kaur; Deloitte India
    • Kedarnath Thakur; Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, India; Yasmin Kukul & Lalatendu Kesari Jena, School of Human Resource Management XIM U., Bhubaneswar, India

     8:30 PM - 10:00 PM IST (8:00AM to 9:30AM Seattle time UTC-7) on Monday, 8 August

    The symposium aims to problematize the concept of work-family (WF) integration specific to the Indian cultural context. A sizable amount of scientific discourse points to the relevance of more culture-specific insights on the issue to alleviate the working population's concerns. While researchers in India have recently been pursuing this objective by adopting an emic approach, research on WF integration is still scant and needs careful evaluation and streamlining to devise solutions and create more sustainable, culturally aligned, and relevant work practices. To this end, the symposium includes four India-specific studies and approaches the subject from an individual perspective (e.g., factors affecting employees' factual autonomy and role of resilience in dealing with work and family demands) as well as organizational policy (e.g., empowering employees and leaders to set individual boundaries and the efficacy of telecommuting- the challenges and opportunities for employees and leaders). The studies discuss pertinent challenges in developing sustainable WF practices in India to instigate more debates and deliberations on the topic and propose pertinent future research directions and implications for employees and organizations.

     

    Date/Time: Monday, August 8 (8:00 AM to 9:30AM : Seattle time/UTC-7, 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM : IST)

    Session format: "Virtual-only: Zoom "meeting" style"

    Session link: https://2022.aom.org/meetings/virtual/EYCjSsoXjBKmh3Ac2



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    Rupashree Baral
    Associate Professor
    IIT Madras, Chennai, India
    Email: rupashree@iitm.ac.in
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