Work Life Balance and Perception : a conceptual framework

Jyoti Dave Dave, Harsh Purohit


Work Life Balance in the last few decades have come to the centre stage and has become a hot topic pursued by researchers and human resources. Work life balance serves as a major attraction due to its deep impact on all aspects of a person’s life. The fact is that work life balance in a practical aspect and it largely depends on individual perception. This paper addresses and tries to link work life balance and perception. This study brings forth a conceptual framework for understanding work life balance and acting accordingly. It throws light on how perception can play an important role in maintaining work life balance. This paper proposes various tactics that can be employed by employees to balance their work life. The work life balance depends on the ability of the person to build boundaries and to eliminate boundaries as per situation. Employees should change their perception that work and family life are always opposite and they carry conflicting values. It is also important that organization’s need to correct their perception about the employees who use work life balance policies. It is the responsibility of society to treat both the genders with the same kind of sensitivity and caution.


Boundary Tactics, Individual Perception, Organizational Perception, Perception, Work Life Balance

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