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Need for work-life balance educational programs
Cynthia INCZE, Valentina Mihaela Ghinea

Last modified: 2017-11-01

Abstract


Rather regularly used nowadays, the idiom work-life balance (WLB) proves to be an important phenomenon surpassing the simple prioritization between work and personal life. Aware of the great mental, biological, psychological, social and even economic impact that it has on each person, quite a few companies began developpingWLB initiatives. However, it is unlikely to register many employees considering them, given the fact that those taking advantage of the WLB programs are generally perceived as not comitted to the organization and therefore not deserving promotion. Hence, weplead for providingfrom an early stage (even the very first cycles of schooling), some educational programs focused on the key elements that drive a healthy balance between work and private life. This way, awareness of work-life balance would be raised and future employees would know how to use it in both their and their company’s advantage.

Keywords


work-life balance; education; organizational wellbeing; organizational effectiveness

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