SOC402 – Week 4 Discussion 1 – Work/Life Balance
1. Work/Life Balance. 1 st Post Due by Day 3. In preparation for this discussion, read the following articles: Work, Family, and Stress (Clark, 1992) Flexible Work Arrangements (Koch, 1998) 16 Ways to Encourage Work/Life Balance in Employees Balancing work and personal responsibilities can be a challenge. Employers are increasingly acknowledging these struggles and are instituting policies to help address them. Please address the following: Suggest two policies that you think employers could institute that would best promote work-life balance among their employees. Be sure to explain why you think these policies would help. Would all employees benefit from these policies or just certain types of employees? Once these policies are instituted in the workplace, what role does workplace culture play in whether or not employees take advantage of them? What effect would these policies promoting work-life balance have on workplace productivity? Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.
There are policies that employers can implement to promote work/life balance. One of such polices is on job training. It is important for management to support work/life balance. The most crucial thing is to look for diverse things fi the employees to do so as to refresh their minds. There is a wide perception that to climb up the corporate ladder, you need to work hard. This may be true in some aspects but it is working smart that really matters. To work smart, employers need to provide on job training top employees so that they can equip them with the necessary skills required to effectively perform the work. At…