WORK-LIFE BALANCE AND EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE IN SELECTED BANKS IN OWERRI, IMO STATE
Keywords:Work-Life Balance, Employee Performance, Organisational Leaders, Social Life, Work Schedule, Management by Objectives
This study focused on work life balance and employee performance in selected banks in Owerri, Imo State. The study used theory of management by objectives as the framework of analysis. The paper adopted survey research design and questionnaire served as the instrument of data collection. The data collected were analysed using mean statistic and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (PPMCC) at the 0.05 level of significance, through Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS, version 20.0). It was discovered that organisational policies affect work-life balance, there is significant impact of organisational leadership on work-life balance and there is significant relationship between employee work schedule and work-life balance. Based on the findings, it was recommended that there is need to develop positive organisational policies which will recognise and utilise leave and make employees to work with these stipulated time and therefore have time for
their family. Furthermore, organisational leaders and managers should adopt democratic, consultative and friendly leadership approach which makes employees feel belonging in the organisation so as to balance corporate job with family and social life schedule.