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Work-Life Balance: Prospects and Retrospects

Author(s) Dr. V Sree Jyothi, C. Kameswari
Country India
Abstract Work-life balance is the state of equilibrium in which personal life and professional life are balanced equally, without being detrimental to each other. It consists of flexible work arrangements which make room for other life programs and practices. The term is of recent origin, used in UK in late 1970s and in the USA in late 1980s. It describes the balance needed by a working individual between his working time and personal time. Besides his job, one has to fulfill one’s personal interests, family obligations and leisurely activities. As the saying goes, all work and no play makes jack dull. Similarly, all play and no work too is dangerous.

In recent times, technology enables men and women discharge their duties with ease, by the help of smart phones, emails, video, chat and others. They need not confine themselves to a 9 to 5 time schedule, as the previous generations had to. But balancing work and life is not as easy as it is advocated to be. There are a lot of dos and don’ts in this process.
Keywords Unfair Work Load, Prevalence Rate, Male Dominance, Dual Earning, Occupational Hazards, Completing Pressures, Patterns of Reward, Neuroskeletal Disorders, Spillover, Burnout Syndrome
Field Sociology > Administration / Law / Management
Published In Volume 3, Issue 1, January-February 2021
Published On 2021-02-03
Cite This Work-Life Balance: Prospects and Retrospects - Dr. V Sree Jyothi, C. Kameswari - IJFMR Volume 3, Issue 1, January-February 2021.

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