How Work life Balance Increases Productivity: Annotated bibliography
Work-life balance is the term that is used to describe the time that an individual has allocated to
work versus the other aspects of life. There are some instances where an individual may allocate
more time to the work that he or she does which will then have a negative influence on the life of
the individual. This paper addresses the components of the work versus the components of life
i.e. the other sectors of someone’s life, how the work-life balance influences productivity, the
causes of work-life balance, and the changes in the perceived gender roles as well as the steps
that are supposed to be taken to improve the work-life balance.
Work-life balance has a positive impact on the lives of the people in the society by increasing
their productivity in the workplace. .
Aziz, S., Uhrich, B., Wuensch, K. L., & Swords, B. (2013). The Workaholism Analysis
Questionnaire: Emphasizing Work-Life Imbalance and Addiction in the Measurement of
Workaholism. Journal of Behavioral & Applied Management, 14(2).
The source is from the Journal of Behavioral & Applied Management. The authors of the article
have a strong background in psychology which means that they addressed the work-life
imbalance in the context of psychology. The authors note that workaholism to be one of the
impediments to the work-life balance. The limitation of the paper comes from the fact that it
addresses the work-life imbalance from one perspective. It addresses the causes of work-life
imbalance in the workplace hence important in the paper at hand. The introduction also contains
some important information that will help in the research.
Beauregard, T. A., & Henry, L. C. (2009). Linking work-life balance practices and
organizational performance. Human resource management review, 19(1), 9-22.
The paper is from the human resource management review journal. The authors are
psychologists by profession meaning that they view the work-life balance from the psychological
standpoint. The paper is somehow comprehensive because it addresses the way human resource
management is affected by the work lie balance and the way the work balance affects the
performance of the people in the workplace. The article is therefore important because it
addresses the how the work-life balance affects the performance of the employees in the
Bianchi, S. M., & Milkie, M. A. (2010). Work and family research in the first decade of the 21st
century. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72(3), 705-725.
The paper comes from the Journal of Marriage and Family. The authors of the paper are
sociologists meaning that they addressed the paper from the sociologist perspective. It is a
research of six central topics that include paid work, work-family conflict, gender, time and the
division of labor, work, family, stress and health. The paper is limited to the family and the way
they affect the, professional lives of the people it is then important in the research because it
addresses the effect of family in determining the profitability of the organization.
Bloom, N., Kretschmer, T., & Van Reenan, J. (2009). Work-life balance, management practices,
and productivity. In International differences in the business practices and productivity of
firms (pp. 15-54). University of Chicago Press.
The paper is from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The authors are economists which
mean that they view the topic from the economic perspective. The fact that it is focused on the
economics means that it is related to the field. It talks about the how the work-life balance can be
established within the business hence the information is important to the organization hence
useful to the study.
Fleetwood, S. (2007). Why work-life balance now?. The international journal of human resource
management, 18(3), 387-400.
The paper comes from The International Journal of Human Resource Management. The author is
a sociologist by profession. It talks about the importance of the work-life balance. The paper will
be importance in addressing the benefit that the work-life balance has on the productivity of the
company as well as the lives of the people in general.
Hämmig, O., & Bauer, G. (2009). Work-life imbalance and mental health among male and
female employees in Switzerland. International journal of public health, 54(2), 88-95.
The paper was retrieved from the International Journal of Public Health. Hämmig, is an
economists who has some knowledge in public health on the other hand Bauer is physicist. The
practice of coming together has made them to write a comprehensive paper that has less
limitations. The paper addresses the effects that work-life balance has on the mental health of an
individual. The act that it addresses the topic that is being studied makes it important in the
Kelly, E. L., Kossek, E. E., Hammer, L. B., Durham, M., Bray, J., Chermack, K., … & Kaskubar,
D. (2008). 7 Getting There from Here: Research on the Effects of Work–Family Initiatives on
Work–Family Conflict and Business Outcomes. Academy of Management annals, 2(1), 305-349.
The paper comes from Academy of Management AnnalsVol. 2, No. 1. The authors have
knowledge in the work and study hence they address work-family initiatives, as well as the
work-family conflicts and the way they affect the performance of the organization. The paper
addresses several perspectives of the topic hence there is no limitation. The information therefore
makes the paper important in the present study.
Richman, A. L., Civian, J. T., Shannon, L. L., Jeffrey Hill, E., & Brennan, R. T. (2008). The
relationship of perceived flexibility, supportive work–life policies, and use of formal flexible
arrangements and occasional flexibility to employee engagement and expected
retention. Community, work and family, 11(2), 183-197.
The paper comes from the journal of Community, work and family. The authors are researchers
in the field of business. The paper addresses several perspectives of the topic which makes it not
to have recognizable limitations that will affect the lives of the people. The paper is therefore
important in the research because it contains necessary information.