Work-Life Conflicts

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5.1. Conclusion In conclusion the literature suggests that working long hours is perceived to impact negatively on various aspects of work and home life. Compressed workweeks (one Work Life Balance practice) tend to be associated with positive effects such as increases in job satisfaction and performance. Those who did not feel in control of their working lives were much more likely to report a sense of powerlessness in their organisation; much less likely to feel loyal to their organisation or that their organisation was loyal to them. They were also significantly less likely to recommend their organisation as a place to work; to want to leave their organisation; to feel that they were being exploited by their organisation and that their organisation did not take their wellbeing seriously. Work hour adjustments is needed now more then ever before. Work-Life and Life-Work conflicts evolved as a symbol of failure to maintain the line separating the two spheres of an employee. Employers fail to recognize that employees need provisions for family care resulting in a care dilemma. Increasing work force diversity coupled with intensification of work life changes calls for effective and immediate mechanisms of Work Hour Adjustments. Compressed workweek and hour’s gives workers leisure time to mange their activities for self, family, friends-community and work. Compressed workweek leaves positive effects such as increases in job satisfaction, performance and balancing work and personal life. 5.2. Recommendations • The relationship between long working hours and work-life balance requires proper attention to remove the imbalances and to get the equilibrium in life of individuals. Further research is therefore essential if th... ... middle of paper ... ... Cooper, C.L. (1997). Health and safety problems associated with long working hours: a review of the current position. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 54, 367-375. Voydanoff, P. (2002). Linkages between the work-family interface and work, family, and individual outcomes—an integrative model. Journal of Family Issues, Vol 23, pp 138–164. Wallace, J.E. (1999). Work to non-work conflict among married male and female lawyers. Journal of Organizational Behaviour, 20, 797-816. Westman, M., Eden, D. and Shirom, A. (1985). Job stress, cigarette smoking and cessation: The conditioning effects of peer support. Social Science and Medicine, 20, 637-644. White J., and Beswick J. (2003). Working Long Hours. Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL/2003/02), Sheffield, S# 7HQ Work-life balance. Retrieved Mar 10, 2010 from the World Wide Web: www.worklifebalance.ie
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