Prioritizing Work-Life Balance under Turbulent Business Scenario

Neelam Sharma .

Abstract


Work–life balance is the 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". Work–life balance is a broad concept which is closely related and derived from the research of job satisfaction. Within the research of Job Satisfaction, it has been found that there are both intrinsic and extrinsic factors which affected perceptions of job satisfaction within individuals. Intrinsic factors referred to job characteristics specifically. However, the extrinsic factors referred to the social and cultural norms the individual holding the job operated by. Hence, Work–life balance was considered one of the inputs of this extrinsic factor. One can say that This is fine, as long as it is clear that there is a large individual component in that. Meaning, each individual's needs, experiences, and goals, define the balance and there is not a one size fits all solution. Also, what work-life balance does not mean is an equal balance in units of time between work and life

The turbulent situations prevalent in the business environment have posed certain involuntary demands and requisitions from the ends of the employer in front of the employee. Seeing the current state of competition, these requirements cannot be considered as wrong. But, they pose a stress on the employee and put him in utter mess while balancing his work life with family responsibilities. This study deals with techniques from the end of employee as well as employer that can help to combat this stress.

Keywords


Work life balancing, flexible working hours, job satisfaction, family satisfaction,. Turbulent business conditions

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