Volume : III, Issue : V, May - 2014

Career Dynamics: Matching Individual and Organizational Needs–A Conceptual Analysis of Work–Life Balance of (Women) Employees

Dr. Paul G Aquinas, Dr. Theresa L. Mendonca

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Work and family are the two most important domains in a personís life. Though work and family are primarily responsible for the smooth living of any individual it is seen more as a womenís issue due to the traditional mindset, where the women are considered primarily responsible for the smooth running of the family irrespective of her job responsibility. In their study on work–family balance Mark & Mac Dermid (1996) conceptualised on individualís orientation across different life roles. Traditionally, research on the work and family has been dominated by conflicts focussing on its negative effects (Haas, 1999). In a study done by Kapoor, Bhardwaj and Pestonjee (1999) women employees face difficulties in maintaining balance between work and family. Another study (Googins and Burden, 1987) shows that women professionals still assume the primary responsibility of home and child–care activities. Instead of concentrating on the negative aspect of these two important domains – work and family, research could focus on how work and family could benefit from each other. Against this backdrop, the study attempts to focus on good functioning at work and at home with a minimum of role conflict.The paper is structured into three parts: The first part looks at the literature on work family balance. The second part explores the work–family issues and builds a conceptual framework for the study and in the final part, we discuss the work–family balance and draw conclusion on how working (women) employees could manage their work family life by matching individual and organisational needs.

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PROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF OUTCOMES OF OPERATED SUBAXIAL CERVICAL SPINE INJURIES, Rahul Kumar Singh, Chhewang Topgia, Abhishek Pandey GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-9 | Issue-7 | July-2020


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