WORK LIFE BALANCE AND ITS EFFECTS ON ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY AMONG THE NEW MIDDLE CLASS IN KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL


Kahini Palit
Assistant Professor, Adamas University
Abstract
Work life balance has become a noteworthy issue having implications both for the organization as well as the employees. The present research inquired into the experiences of the individuals experiencing issues of work life balance, its effects on the life of the individuals and whether it has any relation with their commitments towards their organizations. The methodology for the research was ethnography. 50 respondents, having equal number of working men and women aged between 25-30 years participated in the study. In order to understand the issues in depth, the researcher engaged in long discussions with the respondents to get the insider’s perspective of the issue. The findings indicated that work life imbalance was extremely stressful for the employees, and led to reduced output and less organizational commitment from the employees. It also encouraged the employees to quit the job, or look for other opportunities. Work life imbalance for the employees also proved to be detrimental for the organization, who lose committed employees or have employees suffering from fatigue due to stress arising from work life conflict.
Keywords: work life balance, organizational commitment, organizational behaviour, human resource management, stress
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Research & Development (IJRD)

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Published on : 2021-09-06

Vol : 6
Issue : 9
Month : September
Year : 2021
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