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Balance At Work and Life

Balance At Work and Life

Updated on:
August 22, 2022


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How to Balance At Work and Life?

The balance at work and life refers to achieving work-life integration, or the integration of the professional and personal lives of the individual, where an individual is able to effectively balance work life and personal life in order to achieve the quality of life.

The balance at work and life is not necessarily having both work life and personal life balanced, but rather having work and personal life integrated, where work life and personal life do not exclude each other, and where a person is able to effectively integrate their work and personal life while still achieving quality of life. Work-life integration can be supported by a range of individuals and organizations.

What Causes Poor Work-Life Balance?


Poor work-life balance is caused by many factors. Some common reasons include:

1. Time Pressure

2. Poor Communication

3. Being Over-scheduled

4. Feeling Overwhelmed

5. Feeling Tension

6. Lack of Vision

7. Unsupportive Co-workers or Bosses

8. Aging Parents

9. Financial Stress

10. Disatrous Home Environment

11. Depression

What Are the Consequences of a Poor Work-Life Balance?

If employees have a consistently poor work-life balance, any of the following might happen:

  • Burnout: The employee is too drained to complete their tasks, which affects their engagement and productivity levels.
  • High employee turnover: As employees experience burnout and are less happy in their jobs, they may start applying to jobs elsewhere. 
  • Strain on relationships: Some employees who are overwhelmed may feel their tasks taking time away from their personal relationships, which can lead to even more resentment towards your company.

Work-life integration is the idea of continuing to work in a chosen career while spending adequate time with family and friends.

Work-life balance is necessary because it allows people to have time for both their job and their personal life. Without balance, people would either be working all the time or they would never have any time for themselves. Work-life balance is important because it helps people to stay sane and it also allows them to have time for their loved ones.