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Running head: IMPORTANCE OF WORK-LIFE BALANCE 1 Importance of Work-life Balance Name: Institution:
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IMPORTANCE OF WORK-LIFE BALANCE 2 Abstract Work life balance has been one of the most fundamental pillars in enhancing the overall employee performance. This is through involving in strategies, which ensure employees are able to balance their involvement in their respective jobs and family lives. It has several benefits to not only the employees, but also the organizations implementing strategies gearing towards work-life balance. Through better work-life practices, employees are able to attend to their children by giving them guidance and other parental activities, which enhance stability in their families as well as reducing social conflicts. It is also vital in taking care of the elderly in the society to enhance their standards of life and health standards. In addition to the social benefits, employees also benefit from getting time to involve in charity activities and further studies, which enhances their productivity. Key words: work-life balance, social conflicts, information communication technology, human resource policies, job satisfaction.
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IMPORTANCE OF WORK-LIFE BALANCE 3 Importance of Work-life Balance Introduction Work-life balance is the concept that facilitates employees’ efforts towards splitting their time and vitality between their careers and other vital facets in their day-to-day lives. It is the day-to-day efforts to create time for one’s family members, friends, and participation in the community activities, individual growths, personal care and the spiritual demands (Kar & Misra, 2013). Employers facilitate activities, which are geared towards enhancing a balanced work life. Therefore, they establish policies, procedures and practices that permit employees to chase more balanced work lives. Seeking a balanced work life is vital in reduction of stress among employees since they involve in job related activities, which make them neglect other equally important social activities. Neglect of employees’ social activities leads to stress and unhappiness since there is inadequate time for relaxation and attending to the social activities, which are sources for recreation as well as finding the necessary solutions to their family problems (Hayman & Rasmussen, 2013). The massive benefits of work-life balance have made most employers to involve in flexing their work schedules to enable employees attend to family and other social activities. Impeccable management practices to employees pursuing their work-life balance is necessary to enhance long-term productivity, which is favorable for the organization’s overall performance. Therefore, work-life balance is fundamental in helping people carry out their responsibilities like attending to the elderly and children. This paper gives a comprehensive discussion on the importance of work-life balance among the employees who have responsibilities of taking care of children and adults. Work-life balance is also necessary in
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