The New Ideal Worker

Organizations Between Work-Life Balance, Gender and Leadership

  • Mireia las Heras Maestro
  • Nuria Chinchilla Albiol
  • Marc Grau Grau

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The New Ideal Worker

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mireia las Heras Maestro, Nuria Chinchilla Albiol, Marc Grau Grau
      Pages 3-7
    3. Camilla Kring
      Pages 125-135
  3. Gender and Leadership

About this book


Many managers and organizations still assume that employees who devote long hours to their jobs with no family interference are “ideal workers”. However, this assumption has negative consequences for employees, their families and, more interestingly, for their organizations. This book provides a wealth of empirical evidence from around the globe, as well as innovative conceptual frameworks, to help practitioners and researchers alike to go beyond the classic notion of the “ideal worker” and to rethink what companies actually need from their employees. As it demonstrates, doing so will be beneficial for countless men and women, and for society at large.


Diversity Management Organizational Studies HR Strategies Work-Family Balance Women Leadership Glass Ceiling HR Management Human Resources

Editors and affiliations

  • Mireia las Heras Maestro
    • 1
  • Nuria Chinchilla Albiol
    • 2
  • Marc Grau Grau
    • 3
  1. 1.International Center for Work and FamilyIESE Business SchoolBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Carmina Roca and Rafael Pich-Aguilera Women and Leadership ChairIESE Business SchoolBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Institute of Advanced Family StudiesInternational University of CataloniaBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information