Week 11: Employee Well-Being (What is employee well-being? (If…
Week 11: Employee Well-Being
Employee well-being in the
Factors challenging employee well-being
Advancements in technology
Rise in dual-income/career families
Lack of job security
Ageing population (i.e. elderly
Increasing work intensity, load, and
hours, especially among professionals
Stagnant gender norms pertaining to
work and non-work domains
How do legal frameworks influence employee voice opportunities in the workplace?
While advocating a democratic values for the governance of society, most organisations located within democracies do not advocate the same approach for the governance of themselves
Increase in institutional shareholders (e.g. investment companies) and concurrent decline of organised labour (e.g. unions) has resulted in declining employee voice
Legislative frameworks that places the interests of shareholders (i.e. owners) above all other stakeholders on average reduces opportunities for employee voice
Opportunities available for managers to encourage employee voice by citing potential benefits for shareholders in the eyes of the law
Policy makers should consider developing legislation pertaining to organisations that provides flexibility for organisational decision-makers to think beyond shareholders
What is employee well-being?
A measure of a person's happiness, psychological, emotional and mental state.
Linked to how satisfied employees are in their work.
If organisations focus on employee well-being they are more likely to:
increase employee retention
attract quality candidates
The encouragement of a good work-life balance
The intersection of work and family/life results in three main outcomes:
– Conflict: a form of inter-role conflict in which the role pressures from the work and family domains are mutually incompatible in some respect
– Enrichment: The extent to which experiences in one role (e.g. work) improve the quality of life in the other role” (e.g. family)
Balance: The individual’s perception that work and non-work activities are compatible and promote growth in accordance with an individual’s current life priorities
What is work-family conflict?
Time: when time used in performing one role minimises an individual's ability to perform the other role
Strain: when stressors in one role drains an individual's mental/physical energy to perform the other role.
Behaviour: When behaviour required of one role are incompatible with behavioural expectations of the other role.
Factors influencing work-family conflict