Work Life Balance of Women Employees in the Information Technology Industry

Asian Journal of Management Research, ISSN 2229-3795, Vol 5, No. 3, pp 323-343

21 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2015

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Vijayakumar Bharathi

Symbiosis International University - Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT)

Mala

Sikkim Manipal University

Sonali Bhattacharya

Symbiosis Centre of Management and Human Resource Development

Date Written: February 01, 2015

Abstract

In this research paper, an attempt has been made to find the professional and personal challenges and enhancers for work life balance amongst working women through a survey of 186 women working in the IT sector in India. The main challenges in professional life were found to be extended/odd working hours, travel time between home and workplace and participation in additional jobs and assignments. In personal life, the main stresses were guilty of not being able to take care of self and elders at home. Social media interaction was found to be stress busters for most women. Most women would prefer flexible timing, and supportive spouse, family and friends as well as an environment conducive for work at the office.

Keywords: Work-Life Balance, Professional life Challenges, Personal life Challenges, Professional life Enhancers, Personal life Enhancers, Social Media Involvement

Suggested Citation

Bharathi, Vijayakumar and E, Padma Mala and Bhattacharya, Sonali, Work Life Balance of Women Employees in the Information Technology Industry (February 01, 2015). Asian Journal of Management Research, ISSN 2229-3795, Vol 5, No. 3, pp 323-343. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2551630

Vijayakumar Bharathi (Contact Author)

Symbiosis International University - Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT) ( email )

Plot 15, Rajiv Gandhi InfoTech Park
Pune, MA Maharashtra 411057
India

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Padma Mala E

Sikkim Manipal University ( email )

Manipal Towers, 14, Old Airport Road
HAL Stage II, Kodihalli
Bengaluru, Karnataka
India

Sonali Bhattacharya

Symbiosis Centre of Management and Human Resource Development ( email )

Pune, 411057
India

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