Currently, in the Indian context, the concern over work life balance is a pertinent issue. Today’s scenario is marked by the fast changing environment, intensive pressures, greater use of technology, high professionalism and greater work stress. Today’s age consists of many working parents whose main aim is to find a proper balance between work and family. When these employees go home, they should not carry any and work stress with them. This concept of Work-life balance has a deep and everlasting impact on employee’s attitudes and behaviours as well as on organisational effectiveness. Thus, it is a challenging issue for all the HR managers, leaders and researchers. The organisations must aim to provide such a practical and workable work –life balance policies and environment to its employees that meets the needs of both the organization as well as its employees. Thus, this research paper is an attempt to study the work-life balance issues in detail and focuses on the initiatives and strategies adopted by the organisations and employees to balance their work and life interface. This paper is an attempt against the highly augmenting working hours and work pressures and also deals with the problems that the employees have to face , especially in India where the families are given the top priority. The difficulties of employees coping with work and other aspect of life sphere remain a challenge. Therefore, this study seeks to examine the strategies in organizational work schedule that can be designed in encouraging and achieving work life balance.
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Ritu Saxena. Achieving Work Life Balance through Flexible Work Schedule: A Conceptual Study. Asian Journal of Management. 2018; 9(1):307-312. doi: 10.5958/2321-5763.2018.00046.X