in the late 1970 to describe the balance between an individual’s work and personal life. Work-Life Balance is an individual’s control over the responsibilities between their family, workplace, friends and self. Work-Life Balance predominantly does not mean an equal balance. An attempt to schedule equal or the right number of hours for all the activities during work life and personal life is usually pointless and unrealistic. Life is and should be more fluid than just that.
For each person the work-life balance definition may change. It depends upon how they have self-defined their goals and their state of well-being so that they can handle multiple responsibilities at home, work and society without getting stressed mentally and physically. Once the employer is able to bring in work-life balance in the organization, it has lot of advantages like reducing stress, attracting new employees, retaining current employees, trust and strong
Work-life balance is a broad concept including proper prioritizing between "work" (career and ambition) on one hand and "life" (pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development) on the other. Related though broader terms include "lifestyle balance" and "life balance". The composition of today 's workforce is much more complex. Dual income families and single parent with dependents are the norm. "Our lives are becoming increasingly complex with every passing year.
Abstract The insight one can gain through the value of mutual support among colleagues and foster work-life balance was very influential on the importance of making time for both family and work. For example, as a graduate student, one must develop a balance in dealing with schoolwork assignment deadlines, dealing with family life demands, and managing your work/job duties. According to Evans (2003), work-life balance comes when a person decides to engage and satisfy both work and personal life equally. An individual may only obtain balance with proper time management and involvement (p. 439). The commitment to achieving work-life balance deals with the need for balance in life (Tajlili, 2014, p. 257).
It is a balanced relationship between time spent on work and activities related to work and time spent in structuring your lifestyle, like friends, family and leisure tasks. Why is that so important? What we have to be as part of the phenomenon that exists in a much broader context. The world is always present at work, the challenges of work / life balance are global, thus it is natural
With work life balance becoming a cause of concern, facing the work life challenges within the sector is giving rise to problems of employee disengagement. Hence, the present study focuses on those software professionals whose experience levels are different , for whom the boundary between work and life is generally thought to be distorted and tries to find probable solutions to face the challenges faced by them regarding Work-Life Balance
Increased Productivity and Improved Efficiency: An employee spends an awful amount of time at his workplace, and with the technological advancement the modern workplace has experienced a marked shift in how we spend our time during the working hours. Technology hugely optimizes time management and lightens the efforts put into regular done daily tasks. It enhances employee efforts and productivity and allows them to emphasize on more important things such as creativity and precision. Technology in the workplace also influences the level of expectation of co-workers and company’s clients. Technology keeps everyone connected as a result of which results can be expected much sooner and faster than earlier
Introduction In today’s fast-paced society, ‘work-life balance’ is a ubiquitous term that was first introduced as early as 1986 although work-life wellness programs were evident since the 1930s (Meenakshi, 2013). Since then, the term has garnered increased interest among scholars especially in the 21st century due to rising reports of mental health deterioration caused by work stress. There is no consensus on how ‘work-life balance’ should be defined because assessment of ‘work-life balance’ is subjective and differs between individuals. The focus on work and family is inevitable as both constitute two of the most important elements in a person’s life. These are also the two affairs that demand and occupy the most out of a person’s available
The “life” aspect can be considered as “family life”, “non-work activities”, etc. Some authors refer at it as “work-life balance” and others as “work-family balance”, because “life” also involves “work” and it not only affects their life, but also their families. However, this balance is not equal to everybody (Kossek, Batles, Matthews, 2011). This literature
Future Scenarios While carrying out this research, I’ve read through a lot of articles stating that technology is effecting jobs which leads to people being unemployed resulting to poverty. This problem is possibly going to grow in the future as we can see that technology is becoming more enhanced day by day. Technology is boosting its way up like fireworks, every organization now prefers using technology for more productivity in their firms. In this case, people losing jobs are likely not to be employed anymore unless they have other talents. As it seems technology will be intensified to the extent that people will no longer need to step out of their house or need not get out of their sofas for their work to be done.