The Context for Change / II. Policy and Practice / III. Barriers to the Effectiveness of Current Policies and Strategies for Moving Beyond Policies to Culture Change / IV. Conclusion CONTRIBUTORS: S. Lewis, P. Moss, J. Lewis, L. Harker, J. Gonyea, B. Googins, H. Holt, I. Thaulow, C. L. Cooper, A. Watts, C. Camp, K. Taylor, P. H. Raabe, J. K. Fletcher, R. Rapoport

Developing and Implementing Policies: Midland Bank's Experience

Developing and implementing policies: Midland Bank's experience
SuzanLewis, with AnneWatts and ChristineCamp

This chapter presents a case study of one organization which has implemented work and family policies to address equal opportunities and business objectives, and more recently, the quality of life goal of stress reduction. Midland, like other banks, employs large numbers of women, although most senior positions continue to be held by men. Given the reliance on female labour, equal opportunities, especially in relation to gender, has been an issue for many years. The first Equal Opportunities Manager was appointed in 1979, following the sex and race legislation of the mid 1970s. Policies introduced during the early 1980s focused mainly on gender, but more recently this has broadened ...

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