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The Relationship between Work Life Balance and Employee Performance: With Reference to Telecommunication Industry of Sri Lanka

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M.D.V.S. Mendis ,

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka Telecom, LK
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W.A.S. Weerakkody

University of Kelaniya, LK
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Department of Human Resource Management
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 In today’s dynamic business environment, work life balance (WLB) has become one of the key issues faced by many employees all over the world. Maintaining work life balance is an issue increasingly recognized as of strategic importance to organization and of significance to employees. There is no one agreed definition of work-life balance but it does appear that the right balance for one person may differ from the next. In simply, WLB means the amount of time you spend doing your job compared with the amount of time you spend with your family and doing things you enjoy.

At present, the service sector is the leading factor for the total economic growth rate. Sri Lankan telecommunication industry is one of the largest service contributors to national economy. Poor work life balance leads to many disastrous things like tardiness, bad performance, lack of motivation, more errors, absence from work turnover and so on. Without a doubt, one of the biggest disadvantages is that poor work-life balance is poor employee performance. This reduces work quality, job satisfaction productivity and creates poor employee efficiency, poor employee effectiveness and, poor employee commitment. When an employee won't be able to give time to his family at home, he will feel stressed at work. A lack of work life balance has also an adverse effect on their employer's prospects for success in many respects. The main objective of this study is to carry out research on the Sri Lankan telecommunication industry and recognize the impact of work life balance on employee performance. The target population of this research is executive level married employees in telecommunication industry in Sri Lanka. This investigation area is used Cluster sampling method to select 2 major companies in telecommunication industry. (Dialog Axiata PLC and Sri Lanka Telecom – Sample Size 100) Data were gathered through questionnaire method and in this study, for the purpose of hypothesis testing the researcher use univariate, and bivariate statistics methods. The Data were analyzed through SPSS 20.0 software to find out the relationship between variables. Findings of the study reveal that there is a strong relationship between work life balance and employee performance. This relationship is positive and has significant level. The research findings give evidence that the better work life balance of the employees leads to increased employee performance.

How to Cite: Mendis, M.D.V.S. & Weerakkody, W.A.S., (2014). The Relationship between Work Life Balance and Employee Performance: With Reference to Telecommunication Industry of Sri Lanka. Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management. 9(1-2), pp.95–117. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/kjhrm.v9i1-2.15
Published on 01 Jul 2014.
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