Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Work- life Balance( WLB)

WLB is concept which tells about the proper prioritizing "work"( ambition and career) and "life" (leisure, family, friends and spiritual development). WLB is different for each of us as we all have different priorities and different lives.

What do you think WLB is employee's issue or the organizations?
The WLB is the issue of both, the employee and the organization, as employee is a part of organization. Whatever problems the employee is facing will effect his/her productivity and creativity hence will effect organization's growth.In todays era many people are suffering from this illness and the organizations too have begun to realize the importance of work- life balance. Employers can offer a range of different programs and initiatives such as flexible timings, job sharing, telecommuting work and part time jobs to enhance employee's performance. "Well managed" firms typically have better WLB.

As the company provides the employee with all these facilities, the employee seems to be more dedicated to his/her work and is more loyal to the organization and feels good to get associated with that organization. An employee too has to make some efforts to show the outcomes or results to the initiatives taken by an organization in their favor. He/she should organize the household tasks efficiently and should set aside time for the activity that you enjoy everyday like walking, working out, listening to music or playing games. Its not necessary to give equal time to all or to divide time equally for each task, it depends on the priority of yours without sacrificing any of it.

One way of balancing would be defining the problem, measuring it ,i.e. how big is it, then going to the root cause of it and searching for the best solution of the problem and finally making sure that the improvement is sustainable. These were the 5 steps to improve work- life balance through the Six Sigma- Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control.

So this way a person can balance his/her work and life in order to have growth in his/her career.

1 comment:

  1. hey, Quite a good one...WLB is also considered in firms life google and infy....and you can also add the ergonomics part in the discussion..