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Work Life Balance

Work Life Balance

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 PREM RANJAN
(PGDM 3
rd
sem)
 WORK LIFE BALANCE
It can be defined as the perfect integration between work and life both notinterfering with each other. In the current business world people are workinground the clock to meet the every growing demand. A slight delay in meeting theschedules or expectation is considered to be organizational failures.To avoid delays and failures employees are working hard and giving their heartand soul to achieve work life balance.Observing the day to day lives of many employees, two main issues to beaddressed to achieve work life balance are time and stress.
NEED OF WORK LIFE BALANCE :
The outcomes of imperfect work life balance faced in the day to day life are :-
STRESS :
Employees must be ever performing and ever learning to adaptthemselves to the dynamic market condition .Adding to this is constant pressurefrom their superior to meet the targets that keep the employees on their toes.Thus employees have no other choice but to sacrifice most of their personalspace. The entire process will create stress on the employees which is the rootcauses for many other problems.
 
PHYSICAL PROBLEM
:-The number of employees suffering from many diseases such as hypertension,diabetes, heart attack has grown considerably in the recent past. Womenemployees are the worst affected because of long and stressful working hours.
RELATIONAL PROBLEM
:- Employees are spending more time at the workplacerather then the home .Spouses ,parents ,children and family are no longer giventhe time they desire.
HANGOVER
:- Working for long hours in the office increases employeesinteraction .Employees tend to stay in their professional world (mentally)throughthey are physically at home .not only this ,the effect of professional anger is alsocarried on their personal life.For example :- If there is conflict in the organization the irritated behavior of theindividual may reflect in the family there by igniting many negative effects in thefamily.
UNETHICAL PRATCISES
:- To handle the stress in the organization and the familyrelated issues as well ,employees tend to adopt unethical practices like boozing,smoking, Drugs ,improper relation etc. Also there is a high probability thatemployees may resort to unfair means to get their work done ultimately by hookor crook.
DISTRIBUTED FAMILY
:- The worst hit people in the entire scenario are thefamilies of the employees .fighting with time to achieve the organization targetfamily is often overlooked .The number of broken families has gone updrastically.
DEC RASED PERFORMANCE
:- Employees in the organization are never at peace.when they are at workplace ,The personal issues are a concern and when theyare at home the professional issues are a concern. They try to balance both but invain if there is no organization support unknowingly the employees get in to afrustrated mode and cannot give their best to their profession.
 
The role of H.R in achieving work life balance:-
The H.R department of the organization should assist the employee to maintain awork life balance .organization must include providing work life balance as an H.Rpolicy.
 
Some of the decision which HR can help in are :-
PLANNING THE WORK
:- organization must follow the basic function of management.1. Planning2. Organizing.3. Staffing4. Directing5. Leading6. ControllingSo it all start with planning .The H.R department should use modern technique toestimate the manpower required for the amount of work to be done by eachemployee and very importantly .it must set realistic and feasible target for eachemployees .manager must help their respective subordinates to plan their workproperly.
JOB ANALYSIS SPECIFICATION/DESCPRITION
:- Job analysis is the process of describing and recording aspect of jobs and specifying the skills and otherrequirements necessary to perform it,having a job analysis for all the job createstransparency between the management and the employee regarding theircontribution towards the organization.
PROVIDING A FLEXI APPROACH TOWARDS WORK
:- organization which have arigid work schedule often have a average performing employees. This has been
proved by the hawthoren’s experiments. Ma
ny organization these days are

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