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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Work life balance

Would you hire a workaholic candidate for a newly started business? Would you marry a workaholic person? If you ask a first question to an employer he might say yes. But if you ask a second question to a husband or wife to be, you would get a different answer. In fact, depending on the type of the job that involves high level stress and dreary, the employer might also say NO to a first question. For instance, if a doctor is working excessively with no rest, the chances of making mistakes involuntarily would very high.

So that work-life balance is important. Work-life balance is assigning and prioritizing time to all factors that helps individual to attain “satisfaction” without depriving the needs of another factor. The most important factors include Family, Self, Employer, Friends and Religion. Furthermore, it could be divided into two "work" (career and ambition) on one side and "life" (pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development) on the other.

Unfortunately many managers encourage the employees to work long hours. Often we see “able to be work long hours” as one of the requirements in order to qualify for the job. Research shows that healthy and balanced work-life is related to increase in productivity in the long run. Some managers are too concerned for short term results than the long term benefits. As a result, those managers give additional pressure to the employees. In the meantime, these employees also get pressure from family as well as friends. In the end, the employees’ stress level increases and affect their productivity.

People do perceive work-life balance differently. While women are

positive on balancing their life style, when men see it negatively and found less important.



//Sub/Corpus said...

wonder why men see is negatively ... do they wanna stay away from wife and family ???

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