THE ROLE OF ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE IN EMPLOYEES WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Dr. Harshita Shrimali , Ms. Nandini Sinha

Abstract


Things that matter the most should never be left at the mercy of the things that matter the least.

Goethe Work Life balance is now the second most important driver of employee retention, attraction and commitment says CEB research.

Work life balance, defined simply is meaningful achievement and enjoyment in everyday life. The role of work has changed throughout the world due to economic conditions and social demands. Over the years the role of work has evolved and the composition of workforce has changed. However, work life balance is a two pronged approach which involves the willingness of the organization as well as the employee towards this practice. While there are many WLB options (Flexitime/ Telecommuting / Child care / Elder Care/Paternity Leave/ Gym Subsidies) most have yet not changed their organizational culture to support employees who want to use WLB options.

Organisation Culture defines how employees should behave in a given set of circumstances. In this article we will analyze

  1. What are the components of the organization culture.
  2. The manager’s role in creating and sustaining culture.
  3. What are the challenges in sustaining the culture.
What are the outcome if organization culture is work-life supportive.

Keywords


Work-life Balance, Hours of Work, Family Life, Organisational Culture, Leadership.

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