Employee well being in the 21st century
Increasing work intensity load
Lack of job security
Advancements in technology
Rise in dual income
Stagnant gender norms pertaining to work and non work domains
What is work family conflict?
Work to family
Family to work
Time, Strain and Behaviour
Family, Work, Individual and public policy
What is employee well being?
A measure of a person's happiness, psychological, emotional and mental state. It is strongly linked to how satisfied a person feels about themselves and their life.
Why should organisations care?
Improved productivity, quality of work and culture of organisation
increased retention rates
Attract better candidates
avoid high costs associated with absenteeism etc.
what leads to employee wellbeing
outcome of the intersection of an employee's work and family life
work/family/life all intersect which can lead to three main outcomes
Conflict: pressures from the work and family domain are mutually incompatible
enrichment: experience in one role improves the quality of life in the other role
balance: individual's perception that work and non work are compatible
Work family conflict coping and employee wellbeing
Family support: Instrumental and Emotiona- Reducing the family to work conflict
Work-Support: Reduce the probability of work to family conflict. Increases wellbeing
Problem focused coping: Reduces conflict because it is problem focused, Increasing the wellbeing