Work Life Balance among Women Employees: A Study on Initiatives Undertaken by Indian Organisations
Sonia Delrose Noronha*(Research Scholar, Department of Management, Srinivas Institute of Management Studies, Srinivas University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India) and P. S. Aithal (Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Srinivas Institute of Management Studies, Srinivas University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India) *Corresponding author's Email
Noronha, Sonia Delrose and Aithal, P. S. (2019), “Work Life Balance among Women Employees: A Study on Initiatives Undertaken by Indian Organisations”, MERC Global’s International Journal of Management, Vol. 7, Special Issue 1, pp. 22-27.
Submitted: March 01, 2019, Revision received: March 30, 2019, Accepted: April 10, 2019
With the expansion in awareness and education, identifying women empowerment there is a significant increase in the total number of working women in various areas. Ever changing the market condition and competition has pressurised the enterprises to perish or perform. This has created tremendous pressure on the employees. Individual and professional life is the two aspects thought about significantly by the representatives, the achievement of which requires real consideration. The real test for women is to balance and adjust the requests or the demands and the necessities of family and career. Different viewpoints like Work stress, socio demographic conditions, work pressure, the effect of work on family life adversely influences the individual life and professional success making a discriminatory constraint for women which can be termed as Glass ceiling. Lack of appropriate work-life balance approaches practices and policy results in work-life strife. This can result in increased Labour turnover, high absenteeism, poor job satisfaction, continuous organisational loss, and occupation fulfilment. There are initiatives and steps taken by the organisations and the administration. However, the point is noted is if these steps taken are sufficient and are really profiting the employees. This paper is based on the secondary data studies the work-life balance practices adopted by Indian organisations in providing Work life Balance among its Women Employees. An endeavour is likewise made to discover the difficulties experienced by the institutions in giving such measures to the women employees. The sources studied for this research includes different Internet sites, Journals, websites doctoral proposition, papers, etc.
Work life balance, Empowerment, Initiatives, Glass ceiling, Socio-demographic conditions.
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