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The factors impacting work-life balance amidst COVID-19

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Abstract

COVID-19 crisis has changed the way we work. Work-from-home, which was a possibility in some sectors, has become a compulsion for all, which has affected the work-life balance of working professionals. Depending on where the employees are working, the office hours have noticeably increased by one to five hours longer as this supplementary time is spent in conferences and follow-ups, or an endeavor to improve productivity, or just being unaware of the time as there is no clear boundary that exists between work and life now. During this unprecedented time, the augmented center of attention should be towards the welfare of the employees and the acknowledgment, recognition, and acceptance of the fact that work and personal/family needs will overlap. This paper intends to investigate the various factors impacting work-life balance during the lockdown imposed by the government in light of the coronavirus, which is spreading at a rapid pace. Key insights were obtained by conducting a factor analysis and extracting four main factors, which have been explained further below. Data was collected from 225 employees across India belonging to various sectors. The findings of this study can be a crucial contributor to organizations by taking inputs. Then this prescience will help organizations to be prepared during unforeseen events by further refining their policies to benefit their employees.

Imprint

Amaani Dewan, Smita Mehendale. THE FACTORS IMPACTING WORK-LIFE BALANCE AMIDST COVID-19. Cardiometry; Issue 25; December 2022; p.594-602; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2022.25.594602; Available from: https://www.cardiometry.net/issues/no25-december-2022/factors-impacting-work-life

Keywords

Work-Life Balance,  Work-Life Balance Policies,  COVID-19,  Workplace stress,  Organization
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