10th International Conference of Work and Family

Rethinking Work-Family

Conference · Barcelona · July 5-6, 2023

10th International Conference of Work and Family

The increase of new ways of working brought multiple changes in the workplace such as: flexible workspaces, smart time management, and the extended use of information and communication technology.  Along with it, fundamental changes have surged in the way people integrate the work and home domain. As we shift towards work arrangements with teams working remotely, at the office, in a fix schedule or with an adaptive one, we should also shift the way we think about how the work and home domain integrate in our everyday life.

In 2020, the global pandemic made millions of employees’ lockdown due to mobility restrictions. Consequently, workers with dependents, ranging from the young to the elderly in their homes, had to manage, within one unique workspace, the responsibilities of a full-time job, plus the work that came from care at home. For instance, people had to manage their professional roles with demands such as: follow-up of school, help with hygiene and chores, virtual class monitoring or being a nurse for the elderly. This led to conflict, due to burn out and stress, but it also shed some lights on the importance of rethinking work-family balance.

 As organizations return to offices, and employees adapt to new ways of remote and hybrid work, the role of work-family integration can also be updated to respond to this new context. With the increase of remote work, and hybrid working models, the absence of the barriers between the home and work domain has led to work-family balance to face a different challenge, especially for employees with kids at home. As we are designing the future of work, we believe it is also important to rethink the way we integrate the home and work sphere.

At the International Center for Work and Family, we have been talking for years about how work-family balance can provide benefits for people, organizations and society as a whole. For several years, we have conducted multiple studies that examine the potential benefits of flexible work arrangements. The 10th bi-annual International Conference of Work & Family aims to focus on individual and organizational ways to rethink work-family balance under the context of new ways of working. We want to encourage thinking on how, as we define new ways of working, we could also shift the way we think about work-family balance adapting it to the new reality.

Conference Topics

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Individual and organizational ways to rethink work-family balance

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Work-family balance in a context of new ways of working, including remote and hybrid arrangements

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Shifting thinking about work-family balance to adapt to new post-pandemic reality

Call for Papers: Submission Guidelines

If you are interested in participating, please submit a 800-word short paper by March 1, 2023, through the electronic system available in this site. We will notify acceptance to the authors by April 1, 2023. Participants to the conference who have papers accepted should submit full-papers by May 15, 2023. We especially encourage theoretical and innovative empirical papers, ethnographies, lab studies, as well as quantitative and qualitative analyses.

Please follow these guidelines for your proposal submission. Papers that are not prepared according to these instructions will NOT be reviewed.

  • The entire paper (title page, abstract, main text, figures, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document.
  • The maximum length of the paper is 800 words.
  • Use Times New Roman 12-pitch font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around and number all of the pages of the paper.
  • Check that the paper prints correctly (i.e., all imported figures and tables appear), and ensure that the file is virus-free.
  • After submitting your abstract you will receive a confirmation email. If you have any problem with this upload form, please contact us at conferences@iese.edu or try to resubmit after a few minutes.
  • NO changes in the paper title, abstract, authorship, and actual paper will be accepted AFTER each submission deadline.

Please follow these guidelines for the full paper submission. Papers that are not prepared according to these instructions will NOT be reviewed.

  • The entire paper (title page, main text, figures, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document.
  • The maximum length of the paper is 8000 words.
  • Use Times New Roman 12-pitch font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around and number all of the pages of the paper.
  • Check that the paper prints correctly (i.e., all imported figures and tables appear), and ensure that the file is virus-free.
  • After submitting your abstract, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have any problem with this upload form, please contact us at conferences@iese.edu or try to resubmit after a few minutes.
  • NO changes in the paper title, abstract, authorship, and actual paper will be accepted AFTER each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

March 1, 2023

Submit a 800-word short paper

April 1, 2023

Notification of acceptance

May 15, 2023

Submission deadline for accepted papers

Agenda – July 5-6, 2023 – To Be Confirmed

The conference agenda — including speakers, topics and exact times — will be updated as they are confirmed in the coming months.

Registration Fees

Early Bird: Until May 15Regular Fee: May 16 to June 15Late Fee: June 16 to July 5
Academics€140€220€350
Students€50€180€325
Accomodations

Accomodations

IESE is a dynamic community of scholars and practitioners who will welcome you to Barcelona, a traditional and welcoming Mediterranean city. It is a city with a great number of tourist attractions and a friendly atmosphere that will offer conference participants and their families plenty of opportunities to enjoy their stay here, over and above the academic program we are preparing for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to IESE in Barcelona!

Here are some accommodations options near IESE:

·Sansi Pedralbes → 5-minute walk from IESE
Av. Pearson 1-3, 08034 Barcelona

·Torre Girona Residence Halls → 10-minute walk from IESE
Passeig dels Til·lers, 19 , 08034 Barcelona

·AC Victoria Suites → 15-minute walk from IESE
C/ Beltrán i Ròzpide, 7-9 (before Av. Pedralbes, 16), 08034 Barcelona

·Abba Garden Hotel → 20-minute walk from IESE
C/ Santa Rosa, 33 , 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona

·Upper Diagonal → 15-minute walk from IESE
Passeig de Manuel Girona, 7, 08034 Barcelona