Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Summer 2013


Antonie Jetter

Course Title

Human Side of Technology Management

Course Number

ETM 519/619


This paper is about attaining a better work life balance by more flexible schedule in human resource management. Each person has different work life division during the different phases of life. People hope that flexibility of work life balance is provided by improved human resource management arrangements. The satisfied employees work more efficiently and are more loyal than the unsatisfied ones. The employers hope to satisfy these requirements by providing improved human resource arrangements while maintaining efficient and productive working environment. What are causing the work life imbalance for employees and what are the more efficient options of flexible schedule that the human resource department should take to attain better balanced work life division are two basic questions to address. Firstly, the study lists out the reasons for life work imbalance and the flexible schedule options by literature review. Then a survey is conducted to find out the popularity of different flexible schedule options. Through the survey and data analysis, the result shows that more than half of the employees are suffering from work‐life imbalance and desire improvement of work schedule to help them achieve a better balance of work and life. The research further investigates the reasons causing the work‐life imbalance and the most preferred flexible work schedules. The data analysis shows the top reasons and preferred flexible work options evaluated by the employees who responded to the survey. . The research is providing a reference for the decision makers of human resource management in adoption of different flexible schedule schemes to satisfy the employees with well‐balanced work life division.


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