The impact of poor work life balance on employees health, organisation and society
Jyoti and OP Verma
Work-life balance has become a significant concern for businesses today. Work life balance refers to striking a healthy balance between an employee's personal life, mental and physical health, personal commitments, and work responsibilities. Over the years, the overwhelming demands of work have had a considerable impact on working persons' family and social lives. Furthermore, failure to create a "balance" between different life domains may have negative impact on their health and psychology. Work-life imbalance has also several negative impacts on organisations. The purpose of this research paper is to investigate the impact of poor work life balance on paramedical staff of the hospitals in Himachal Pradesh. Data was gathered by surveys with a sample size of 360 respondents from government and private hospitals using the quota sampling method. The responses of the respondents were assessed using five-point Likert scales. Independent t-test, ANOVA and post hoc tests were conducted to analyse the data. The analysis results briefly show that poor work life balance has negative impact on health, psychology, society and organisation. Due to poor work life balance, employees have to face many problems such as stress, burnout, headache, depression, poor psychological wellbeing and it also leads to increased absenteeism etc.