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Case Title:

24/7 Work Culture in the US: Working to Live or Living to Work?

Publication Year : 2005

Authors: Shalu Bindal, Swapna Gopalan

Industry: Not Applicable

Region: USA

Case Code: HRM0018B

Teaching Note: Available

Structured Assignment: Not Available


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Abstract:
The case focuses on the increasing work pressure and the demands of the job for employees working 24/7 in the US. The 40 hour weeks once thought to be the path to glory are now practically considered part time. Family, health and leisure - time for things critical to human flourishing is being squeezed by longer hours of work. Though the trend of alternative work schedules in the US is on a rise still the competition in the fast globalizing world economy demanded long working hours. This 24/7 work culture amongst the Americans puts forth the issue: whether they work to live or live to work?

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To discuss about the effect of 24/7 work culture in the US
  • To understand the implications of the 24/7 work culture on individuals
  • To understand the alternatives adopted by various companies against the 24/7 work culture in the US.

Keywords : Work time, work hours, organisational, culture, technological change, leisure, health hazards, family life, flextime, shifts, alternative work pattern, job sharing, women, HRM Case Study, full-time, part-time, leave

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