Pandemic has made realised the value of work-life balance

Pandemic has made realised the value of work-life balance
Pandemic has made realised the value of work-life balance

Is work-life balance still deemed as a misnomer in the culture of productivity or has the pandemic changed this thought process?

PK Well, it varies from company to company. Even before the pandemic, most of companies were acknowledging that a healthy work-life balance is a key enabler for workplace productivity, creativity and employee engagement. What the pandemic has done is essentially to redefine how this work-life balance plays out – when there is a lesser amount of separation between professional and personal life – especially when there is a work from home scenario.

How do you underline the importance of work-life balance in present pandemic period?

PK Work-life balance doesn’t happen in isolation. It has to be seen in the context of the broader environment and the stresses it places on the individual. When there is already a high level of stress in the...

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Prasad Kurian

is a senior Human Resources (HR) leader with deep expertise in Talent Management (TM) & Organization Development (OD) and he is the author of the recently published book 'Life in Organizations - Paradoxes, Dilemmas and Possibilities'. Prasad's career has been a characterized by a conscious effort to stand at the intersection of theory and practice in HR. You can see many examples of this is his blog on HR and OD titled 'Simplicity @ the other side of Complexity' (http://prasadokurian.blogspot.com).

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Prasad Kurian

is a senior Human Resources (HR) leader with deep expertise in Talent Management (TM) & Organization Development (OD) and he is the author of the recently published book 'Life in Organizations - Paradoxes, Dilemmas and Possibilities'. Prasad's career has been a characterized by a conscious effort to stand at the intersection of theory and practice in HR. You can see many examples of this is his blog on HR and OD titled 'Simplicity @ the other side of Complexity' (http://prasadokurian.blogspot.com).

Dec. 2022 Issue

Workplace Frustration

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