WORK LIFE BALANCE AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN SELECTED COMMERCIAL BANKS IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA
Dr.Obianuju Mary Chiekezie
Lack of work flexibility, high work pressure and very long working hours are stressing out many Nigerian workers, reducing their job performances and productivities as well as causing broken homes. This study assessed the extent to which Work-Life Balance (WLB) influences job performance of selected commercial banks in Anambra state, Nigeria. The study employed descriptive research design. Both primary and secondary sources of data collection were used. Pearson’s product moment correlation was used to test the formulated hypothesis. Findings revealed that WLB does not contribute to organizational performance. The study concludes that inability to accomplish preferred balance in work and personal life has dire consequences hinging on the general welfare and development of individual workers and organizations. Organizations’ working environments have to respond to global challenges faster than ever. An organization that does not have WLB for its employees may have other strategies that will facilitate productivity of its employees. The study recommended that organizations should promote WLB by presenting variety of programs and schemes. Management should include work life balance policies in strategic plans of organizations as it helps organizations gain competitive edge.
KEYWORDS: Work Life Balance, Employee Productivity, Flexibility, Commercial Banks.