Work-life balance means that people can find the pace of life that allows them to fulfil their work and life responsibilities
Flexible work arrangements, in the context of this study, are flexible measures provided by employers to accommodate employees’ needs on condition that work efficiency will not be affected. Employers adopt an employee-oriented and open-minded management policy by allowing employees to adjust their work locations, hours and patterns of work with flexibility.
As an employer/management/employee, what you do think about flexible work arrangements? Answer the four questions below, and let us know!
Prior to assessing whether working persons could achieve work-life balance, we should make reference to their roles and how their work and life interfere with each other
Working persons with time constraint and less flexibility have the most difficulty achieving work-life balance, such as those with family responsibilities and those pursuing further studies
Flexible work arrangements enable employees to better coordinate work and life and assist employers in attracting and retaining talent, benefiting both the employers and employees
Mistrust between employers and employees frustrates the inclusion of flexible work arrangements
Employees suffering from repetitive strain injuries are our potential concerns, overlooking occupational safety and health will lead to an increase in social costs
Technology is a double-edged sword which enhances work flexibility but obliterates the line between work and life