Work-Life Integration Through the Use of Communication Technology With the Right Organisation Culture and Leadership
Choo, Phey Key (2014) Work-Life Integration Through the Use of Communication Technology With the Right Organisation Culture and Leadership. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
Work and career are important aspects of a person's life. In addition to providing fulfilment at a personal level, work puts one in an environment where one could develop relationships and receive social support. But these days, work hours are getting progressively longer and the boundary between work and life has become blurred. What was once gratifying and enjoyable has evolved to become progressively consuming and unpleasant. The prevailing corporate culture of long hours and an organisation's extensive use of communication technology during and beyond office hours, particularly in a tech savvy workforce like Singapore, have resulted on an increasing number of working adults having difficulty integrating work life. In order for work life integration to occur, employees need to be consistently sent the right message about work life balance. When this is combined with supportive organisation culture and leadership, the option of flexible work arrangements and the necessary communication technology infrastructure. This research aims to establish that employees would end up living a more balanced life. Therefore, organizations need to make the change or risk losing key talent to those that adopt work life strategies and ensure the successful implementation o work life practices. Together with continued government support through work life integration schemes, employees in Singapore will be able to achieve work life harmony without sacrificing organisation output and profitability or their career progression.
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