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QUALITY OF WORK LIFE

MEANING AND DEFINITION OF Q.W.L


Quality of work life refers to the level of happiness or dissatisfaction with ones career. Those who enjoy their careers are said to have a high quality of work life, while those who are un happy or whose needs are otherwise unfilled are said to have a low quality of work life

Q.W.L is any conscious effort for improving working conditions, work content, and its safety, security, wages and benefits, etc. Q.W.L can be said to be all the original inputs which aim at improving the employees satisfaction and enhancing organizational effectiveness Q.W.L is a concern not only to improve life at work, but also life outside work

OBJECTIVES OF Q.W.L
To improve the standard of living of the employees To increase the productivity To create a positive attitude in the minds of the employees To increase the effectiveness of the organization (Profitability, goal accomplishment etc.)

PRINCIPLES OF Q.W.L
The The The The principle principle principle principle of of of of Security Quality Individual Democracy

FACTORS AFFECTING QUALITY OF WORK LIFE


Some people consider Q.W.L as the existence of a certain set of original conditions and practices. They agree that high Q.W.L exists when
Democratic management practices are prevalent in the organization When employees jobs are enriching They are treated with dignity and safe working conditions are present Others equate Q.W.L with the impact of working conditions on the employee's well-being

Companies practicing Quality of Work Life


General Motors Ford Motors with UAW XEROX IBM BHEL, Hardwar TISCO

BARRIERS TO Q.W.L
Resistance to change both by mgt and employees There is a general perception that Q.W.L implementation will cost much to the organization Continuous increase in Q.W.L may result in less productivity, i.e., after a certain level the productivity will not increase in proportion to the increase in Q.W.L