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Individuals' attitudes toward work can influence them – they may be overachievers, perfectionists, or compulsive workers, all of whom are stereotyped as workaholics who spend more time than necessary, sacrificing other activities.
Fremont, CA: work-life balance has always been a problem for people who began working outside the home and did not have the usual level of control over their working hours or the responsibilities assigned to them at work. With the ongoing coronavirus 2019 (covid-19) pandemic causing high unemployment rates in many countries around the world, it may appear ironic to discuss work-life balance. However, regardless of how urgent the need for employment is, it is critical to understand how individuals can experience satisfaction both inside and outside of working hours.
Work-life balance determinants
Work commitments are a fundamental component of life satisfaction for the majority of people, and they are not performed solely for monetary gain. Researchers attribute this to the daily structure and social identity provided by professional positions and the expectations that must be met.
Work-life balance determinants include both factors that can be changed by individuals and those that require organizational initiative.
Some people are content to work long hours for the sake of potential career advancement, while others are content if their family is prioritized. Nonetheless, many people are concerned about aligning both. It's possible that balance is best defined when it's not present. In any case, failure to achieve the desired type of balance results in interference or conflict.
Individuals' attitudes toward work can influence them – they may be overachievers, perfectionists, or compulsive workers, all of whom are stereotyped as workaholics who spend more time than necessary, sacrificing other activities. Overworked people work long hours even when they are not required to but are dissatisfied with the results. Other important factors in determining work-life balance include the worker's health, personality type, level of resilience, the stage of career and period of life, and gender.