Do female managers promote work-family cultures of banking organizations in Bangladesh? an emerging economy perspective
Md. Mahi Uddin
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The study examined the factors that underlie the link between female leader’s behavior and family-friendly work culture in the banking industry in Bangladesh. This study is underpinned by the Conservation of Resource (COR) theory. We applied a quantitative approach to analyze data of useable 185 questionnaires collected through questionnaire surveys from female managers or leaders selected randomly in various commercial banks in Bangladesh. The findings revealed a significant effect of transformational leadership (inspiration motivation), perceived organizational support, and social identification on work-life culture of banks, while, our results revealed an insignificant effect of transformational skills (Idealized Influence) and work-family conflict on work-life culture. Findings of this study might help managers and leaders of the organizations to get a comprehensive insight about issues to be considered and nurtured in creating an accommodative work setting. The results could also provide specific suggestions formulating relevant guidelines to facilitate a supportive work environment in a critical service industry like banking. The study is expected to make a significant contribution in the field of work-family literature in developing economy perspective like Bangladesh. The study discusses the implications for theory and practice, as well as future research directions.