IOSR Journal of Business and Management (IOSR-JBM)
e-ISSN: 2278-487X, p-ISSN: 2319-7668. Volume 14, Issue 3 (Nov. - Dec. 2013), PP 31-35

“The Importance of Work-Life-Balance”

Ms. S. Pattu Meenakshi, 2Mr. Venkata Subrahmanyam C. V.,
Dr. K. Ravichandran

Research Scholar, Department of Management Studies,Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai – 625 021
Research Scholar, Department of Entrepreneurship Studies,Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai – 625 021
Professor & Head, Department of Entrepreneurship Studies,Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai – 625 021

Abstract: Balance in work and family life is an emerging challenge for both employees and employers. This
conceptual paper on WLB gives a framework on the meaning and importance of WLB in current scenario. It
throws light on the effects of poor WLB and also gives suggestions to overcome those obstacles. Also views on
WLB by both the organization and the employees are highlighted in this paper. This pays way for the reader to
have an in-depth knowledge about the necessity of balancing one’s own work life and personal life and there by
gives opportunities to bring out further research on this topic.
Keywords: Work-Life Balance;WLB in India; Work Life Balance; WLB; Organization; Family; Policies;



The term "WORK-LIFE BALANCE (WLB)" was coined in 1986, although its usage in everyday
language was being made for a number of years. Interestingly, work/life programs existed as early as the 1930s.
The policies and procedures established by an organization with the goal to enable employees to efficiently do
their jobs and at the same time provide flexibility to handle personal concerns or problems at their family front
In fact; dual-wage-earning families in general are working longer hours. A balance work and life is supposed to
exist when there is a proper functioning at work and at home with a minimum of role conflict....

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