We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Corporate Family Responsible research. The research aims at enhancing the understanding of leadership, culture and corporate policies that facilitate the integration of employees’ work, family and personal life for a happier, loyal and more productive workforce. The outcome will also provide the organizational insights, into the impact of leadership on individual and company outcomes, and offer an optional opportunity for participating corporate organizations in measuring their internal corporate social responsibility (CSR) relative to their peers.
The Institute of Work and Family Integration (IWFI), a non-governmental, not for profit organization, focuses on Research, Advocacy and Training. The institute in collaboration with Lagos Business School (LBS) of the Pan Atlantic University is conducting the research to provide information on the increasing conflicts between work and family, which is increasingly becoming a problem to many employees. This conflict has both organisational and individual consequences. The consequences include difficulties in the recruitment of key employees, turnover, lack of mobility, absenteeism, and problems with expatriates and multinational careers at the corporate level. At the individual level, employees report career interruptions, work-family conflicts, and strain.
The Research: The research methodology aims at taking a survey of available work family friendly practices in organisations to establish why employees do not make use of the available work family friendly policies.
The research findings which would be treated confidentially, would be analysed and strategies evolved for the reconciliation of personal, family and professional lives of people working in corporate organisations in Nigeria.
Research Timeline: Six months. This period will cover preliminary discussion, administration of questionnaires, analysis of data, and report writing
Mode of Study: The mode of study is limited to field survey which will involve the following:
- Administration of questionnaire to the Human Resources Manager of your organisation.
- An expanded questionnaire will also be administered to selected employees in your organisation
- Researchers will thereafter collate and analyse acquired data to develop work family index for the organisation.
Expectations: It is expected that your organisation will grant necessary permission to administer the questionnaires as itemized above.
Professor Chantal Epie, Head School of Business Administration, Pan-Atlantic University.
Dr. Okechukwu Amah, Faculty, Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources Department Lagos Business school.
Charles Aigbona, Research Administrator, Institute for Work and Family Integration.
For further inquiries, please contact Charles Aigbona on 08033867663 or Onyinye Ezeugbor on 08025789454 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank you in anticipation of your approval to commence this important research of which the result would be of benefit to your organisation and its employees and create a benchmark for productivity and improvement in organisations.