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Work-Life Balance Challenges: Constructing an Employee-Friendly Workplace

Work-Life Balance Challenges: Constructing an Employee-Friendly Workplace
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Author(s): Nihan Senbursa (University of Ordu, Turkey)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 22
Source title: Handbook of Research on Future of Work and Education: Implications for Curriculum Delivery and Work Design
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Sunil Ramlall (Concordia University Wisconsin, USA), Ted Cross (Western Governors University, USA) and Michelle Love (Western Governors University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8275-6.ch030

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Abstract

Within an ever-changing, digitalized world, the working methods have vastly changed over the last few decades. If the effects of a contemporary event such as COVID-19—the global pandemic started in the Hubei region of China at the end of December 2019—are considered, the changes have reached beyond just the practical logistics of working and crossed otherwise untouched social and emotional barriers. As a result of the pandemic, new working ways on an international level have become considerably more prominent. With the post-modern paradigm, organizations have focused on their employees and see them as stakeholders and developed a set of policies and standards under the guise of “an employee-friendly organization.” This chapter sheds light on strategies on how to maintain work-life balance in a virtual environment of remote work, new regulations, and the gaining importance of employee satisfaction, ensuring remote employees feel cared for, valued, and included.

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