In this paper, we explore the relationship between work-life flexibility practices and two individual employee outcomes – job satisfaction and work-family interference. We compare results for two separate societal clusters defined by the GLOBE study (namely Anglo and Asian cultures). Using data from the 2015 International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) global study on work orientation, we find that time flexibility enhances job satisfaction and reduces employee work-family interference in both Anglo and Asian contexts. Flexibility in the place of work does not matter for job satisfaction but increases the levels of work-family interference experienced by employees in both societal clusters. In addition, results show that average weekly work hours reduce job satisfaction only in the Anglo context and make no difference in the Asian context. On the other hand, weekly work hours increase the perceived work-family interference of employees working in Asian societies but are not significant for employees in Anglo societies. Our findings have important managerial implications for the implementation of work-life flexibility practices in different countries.
Work-Life Flexibility Practices, Cultural Context, Work-Family Interference, Job Satisfaction, Human Resource Practices