Generations in the Workplace, Work/Life Balance
Linda Duxbury is a Professor at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. She received an M.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo. Within the past decade she has completed majors study on Balancing Work and Family in the public, private Sectors and not-for-profit sectors; HR and Work-family Issues in the Small Business Sector; Management Support (What is it and Why does it Matter?); Career Development in the Public Sector and in the High Tech Sector; generational differences in work values. Dr. Duxbury has also (and is currently) conducted research which evaluates the organizational and individual impacts of E-mail, portable offices, cellular telephones, telework, flexible work arrangements, shiftwork, regular part-time work and on-site day care programs, change management and studying what makes a “supportive” manager. She has recently completed a major a follow-up study on work-life balance in which 32,800 Canadian employees participated.
Dr. Duxbury has published widely in both the academic and practitioner literatures in the area of work-family conflict, change management, supportive work environments, stress, telework, the use and impact of office technology, managing the new workforce and supportive management. She has also given over 300 plenary talks on these issues to both public and private sector audiences.
Within the business school at Carleton, Dr. Duxbury teaches fourth year, masters and Ph.D. courses in Managing Change as well as the Masters course in Organizational Behaviour.
Dr. Duxbury is also an accomplished trainer and speaker in the area of supportive work environments, work-life balance, recruitment and retention, change management, gender and communication and the communication process. She has completed research on the four generations in today’s workplace and provides strategies for working in this new labour market.
Dr. Duxbury held the Imperial Life Chair in Women and Management from 1992 to 1996 and was director of Carleton Centre for Research on Education on Women and Work from 1996 to 1999. In 1999 she was appointed to the Fryer Commission on Labour-Management Relations in the Federal Government. In May 2000 Dr. Duxbury was awarded the Public Service Citation from the Association of Public Service Executives for her work on supportive work environments. In Oct. 2002 she was awarded the Canadian Workplace Wellness Pioneer Award for her “pioneering efforts, creativity, innovation and leadership” in the field of organizational health.
What People are Saying…
“Thank you for working with us to bring Dr. Linda Duxbury to our 2011 Strategic Planning event in Phoenix. From the moment she got onstage until the final applause, Linda engaged, humoured and awed our members with her presentation on ‘Managing a Changing Workforce’. Her information was timely and relevant and is certain to instigate further discussions at all levels of our association.”
–EVP, Roofing Contractors Association of BC