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QWL - Quality of Work Life ABSTRACT The project aims to...

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Quality of Work-Life ABSTRACT The project aims to study the concept “Quality of Work-Life” and the role it plays in enhancing the productivity and performance in an organization. It also aims at understanding a wide range of welfare activities to be undertaken in order to improve Quality of Work-Life (QWL) in an organization. The success of any organization is highly dependant on how it attracts, recruits, motivates and retains its work force. Organizations are required to adopt a strategy to improve the employees QWL to satisfy organizational objectives and employee needs. The project studies the importance of having effective QWL practices in organizations and their impact on employee performance and the overall organizational performance. The QWL consists of three main components namely Occupational health care, Suitable working time and appropriate salary. The conclusion drawn from the project is that a better QWL leads to motivation and satisfaction and thereby increases production & performance. It helps in reducing absenteeism, stress & distractions. A company having a good QWL becomes the “employer-of-choice” for talented workers which provides competitive advantages for business in sectors facing shortage of skilled workers and managers. It also reduces the turnover & high cost of replacing lost workers. It is recommended to make the employees aware of the company goals, vision, mission, which will give them a sense of belonging and responsibility to the organization. It is advised that the organization highlight its excellent QWL elements such as fair - Princeton P.G College - 1
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Quality of Work-Life remuneration, safe & healthy environment, opportunities for growth to attract the best talent as Human Resource is the most valuable asset of any organization. - Princeton P.G College - 2
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Quality of Work-Life INTRODUCTION Q uality of Work-Life is the existence of a certain set of organizational conditions or practices. Quality of Work-Life includes initiatives by employers to attract the talented workforce needed to compete, to retain them and to make them productive. The initiatives includes programs, policies, practices and training that enable employees to balance responsibilities at work with there obligations. This definition frequently argues that a high quality of Work-Life exists when democratic management practices are used, employee’s jobs are enriched, employees are treated with dignity and safe working conditions exist. Richard and J. Loy define Quality of Work-Life means “the degree to much the members of the working organization are able to satisfy important personnel needs through their experience in the organization.” Another definition equates Quality of Work-Life with the impact of working conditions on employee well being. This definition emphasizes the degree to which individuals are accident free, enjoy good health, express satisfaction and are able to grow and develop as human beings.
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