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There can be no gain stating the fact that effective work-life balance initiatives within the organization is an important strategic resource that can enhance the efficiency rate and commitment of the employees to the organization and contribute to organizational management success. Most often the employees working in companies operating in a highly competitive market, start experiencing work-life conflict whereby they experience stress, anxiety and depression as well as other physical illnesses that lead to high rate of absenteeism and turnover rates, low productivity and lack of engagement (Goodwin and Graebe 2017). However, when an employee enjoys work-life balance, he is able to work on flexible schedule, work from home at least once a week and enjoy outing with co-workers at least once a month. This helps in improving employee morale, makes him feel valued, eliminates unnecessary professional burnout, and reduces his absenteeism.
When an employee is able to spend considerable time with his family, owing to the flexible shift time allowed by the employer or a frequent work from facility approved by the same, he becomes more content, and his motivation doubles when he comes back to work. Work-life balance is the key driver of employee satisfaction that helps to develop a symbiotic relation between the employer and the employees. The introduction of work-life balance initiatives within the organization helps the employees feel a sense of control on their professional environment, and as a result, these employees are less likely to experience work-related stress, or feel oppressed and exploited at workplace (Hougaard et al. 2016). When the employees feel that the company is offering them more flexible schedule and leave policies, they are valuing the employee contribution. This helps in improving employee loyalty, and enhances employees’ professional commitment towards the organization. As the organization introduces employee-friendly work-life policies within the organization management, the employee also increases his level of engagement within the organization, resulting in better market performance and profit-sales growth.
Goodwin, G.C. and Graebe, S.F., 2017. Work-Life Balance. In A Doctorate and Beyond (pp. 179-185). Springer International Publishing.
Hougaard, R., Carter, J. and Coutts, G., 2016. Work-life balance. In One second ahead (pp. 117-122). Palgrave Macmillan US.