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What Does Work-Life Balance Mean Anyway?

Summary: The concept of work-life balance is increasingly popular, but many people overlook the "balance" part of the term and see only less work and more play. As a noun, balance means an equal distribution of weight; as a verb it means to bring into or keep in a steady condition. Balance means that nothing is absolutely static and unchanging. Routines must be flexible to maintain a balance. The success of work-life balance depends upon the ability to make decisions about what to do at any given moment.

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  • Topics: Change Management, Human Resources
  • Keywords: Cultural change,Employee involvement (EI),Employee satisfaction,Flexibility,Human resources (HR),Quality of work life,Work Redesign
  • Author: Burton, Charlotte
  • Journal: Journal for Quality and Participation