Ingrid Winter is desperately trying to hold it all together. A neurotic Norwegian mother of three small children and an overworked literature professor with an overactive imagination, Ingrid feels like her life's always on the brink of chaos. Her overzealous attempt to secure her dream house has strained her marriage. She's repeatedly reprimanded for eye rolling in faculty meetings. Petulant PTA parents want to drag her into a war over teaching children to tie their shoes. And an alarmingly persistent salesman keeps warning her of the potential dangers of home intrusion. Clearly she needs to get away. But Russia? Forced to join an academic mission to Saint Petersburg to promote international cooperation, Ingrid finds herself at a crossroads while drinking too much cough syrup. Will this trip push her into a Siberian sinkhole of existential dread or finally give her life some balance and direction? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008735/bk_brll_008735_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A study on work - life balance of women teaching faculty ab 76.99 EURO
Work - life Balance of women employees has become an important subject since the time has changed from men as the breadwinner, to today's world where both men and women equally sharing the responsibility of family life. Though it is a very broad subject which speaks about both career development on one side and the family care on the other side, it is very necessary to know how the women balance the professional demands and domestic compulsions.Professional life means the aim to grow and earn respect in the organization and society at large and Personal life means taking care of family, children, parents, health and spending the leisure time effectively. With the development in educational, economical and social standards, things have improved to a great extent and the role of women in balancing their lifestyle is less taxing. But not all women have been able to achieve this balance, as each one of them has different challenges to balance. Therefore only periodical research will bring to light the inadequacies of the initiatives to achieve a healthy work life balance. Work - life balance for teaching professional has become one of the greatest challenges in today's world.
This research study was conducted with faculty women.The study focused on the choices that womenmade in managing relations between work and life awayfrom work. Through in depth interviews the variouscomponents that influence these choices wereinvestigated. The study focused on cultural demands,organizational demands and personal influences. Thefindings stress the importance of an individualworldview in strategy formation for work/lifenegotiations. The findings also confirm theimportance of organizational climate in attemptsat balance. Finally, the study highlights the uniqueissues that arise for singles in their attempt tomanage work and life. This study displays the needfor a greater understanding of the individual andorganization when designing and implementingwork/life policies. The individual s unique viewsand issues along with their placement within anorganizational context will significantly impacttheir ability to negotiate a satisfactory attempt atwork/life management.
The telework option has been noted by researchers as a way to save costs and increase productivity for organizations, allow flexibility, savings, and relieve stress for employees, and be environmentally friendly for society. This study looks at the Millennials (born 1981- 1999)attitudes toward autonomy, work/life balance, perceived computer competence and its relationship with telework preference. Using a survey instrument, a sample of Millennials and non-Millennials (GenXers, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists) were scrutinized to determine their preferences by group. A sample of 263 university students, faculty and staff represented 195 Millennials and 68 non-Millennials. Partial support was found for the effect of autonomy and work/life balance toward the preference to telework. Based on the results, Millennials do not seem to prefer teleworking. However, the analysis of differences between males and females depicted greater interest in males.
Acquisition and dissemination of knowledge have been an integral part of human life. This is an era of knowledge which is acquired through education. Learning takes place under certain conditions which can be created by competent and imaginative teachers. One step in developing high quality and commitment driven faculty is, understanding the factors associated with teaching quality. One of these factors is Job Satisfaction.Research relating to Job Satisfaction of teachers is of primary importance because faculties are the main asset of an educational institution system.This research focuses on job characteristics model in predicting job satisfaction levels by measuring job dimensions, critical psychological state, work outcome measures and individual growth need strength of college teachers in Madurai District. The study also attempts to evaluate the causes and consequences of work-family balance and its impact.This research will enable the management, educational institutions and policy makers to predict in advance the relevant facets of job satisfaction, dissatisfaction, stress and the causes of stress.
The book entitled "Human Resources Management" written by Emilia Vasile and Daniela Mitran, opens the door that helps both students and practitioners to understand and apply the methods and models that lead to performance. Ph.D Verginia Vedina University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law Member of the Romanian Court of Accounts From personnel management to H.R.M., the world business life made a big jump, that is because human beings are all very precious and unique. As long as the necessary education, career development and suitable job is supplied, one can await a lot, even miracles from those people who are marathon runners in management. Human capital is the most vital asset on the balance sheet. I myself really found every chapter very productive and creative for the solutions of complex business problems. Nilgün Vural, Specialist of HRM, stanbul Human Resource Management by Emilia Vasile and Daniela Mitran, recommends itself as a comprehensive source of knowledge concerning problems in the field, useful both for those who build up their career as well as for specialists. Ph.D Shawkai Mohamed The Higher Institute for Computer Sciences and Business Administration Egypt.
Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: European Union, grade: 1,0, Maastricht University (Faculty of Law), language: English, abstract: The paper at hand focuses on this current EU framework on data protection, mainly on the Data Protection Directive, and whether it can be considered as being successful. In order to comply with the course methodology the paper will first set out the rationale for the respective regime and how it has been realized in the EU. Then, the focus will rest on the successfulness of the current regime based on various criteria set out below. To give credit to future developments the European Commission s ambition to reform the current EU data protection regime will be referred to.Communication in today s society has largely been influenced by the technical developments of the last decades. Most processes in our daily life are, at least partly, influenced or governed by the Internet or mobile telephony. This central role of electronic communication provides a multitude ofadvantages, but also entails dangers which often cannot be overseen or which are not even known to the majority of the public. Besides the potential misuse of personal data by undertakings there is also the increasing risk of an unjustified analysis of said data by law enforcement agencies andintelligence services. It is well established that over the past years both the European and the national legislators arefacing the challenge to balance both the public interest of security and the undertakings interest to capitalize private data against the protection of privacy and personal data.Evidence suggests that there has been a change in the perception of the significance of privacy in the population leading to more and more citizens being concerned with the protection of their personal data. According to a Eurobarometer conducted in 2008 around 64 percent of European citizens are worried about the way in which companies and organizations dealt with their personal data. Therefore, it is appealing to analyze if a balance has been realized with respect to data protection in the EU.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. William Boyd Allison Davis (October 14, 1902 November 21, 1983) was an educator, anthropologist, writer, researcher, and scholar. He was considered one of the most promising black scholars of his generation, and became the first African-American to hold a full faculty position at a major white university when he joined the staff of the University of Chicago in 1942, where he would spend the balance of his academic life. Among his students during his tenure at the University of Chicago were anthropologist St. Clair Drake and sociologist Nathan Hare. Davis, who has been honored with a commemorative postage stamp by the United States Postal Service, is best remembered for his pioneering anthropology research on southern race and class during the 1930s, his research on intelligence quotient in the 1940s and 50 s, and his support of compensatory education that contributed to the intellectual genesis of the federal program Head Start.