Involvement of Companies in the Policy of Work-Life Balance - A Comparison of the Signatories of the Diversity Charter and Non-Signatories

Elwira Gross-Golacka, Joanna Dziendziora, Bartlomiej Jefmanski, Teresa Kupczyk, Justyna Malysiak
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXV, Issue 4, 36-48, 2022
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/3065


Purpose: The main goal of the article is to explore and analyse how enterprises implement their activities in the analyzed aspects in the context of WLB and provides practical implications for management work-life balance (WLB) policy. Design/Methodology/Approach: Researchers were particularly interested in the Polish companies and Signatories of the Diversity Charter as being extremely competitive in terms of maintaining WLB policy. The quantitative research was administered in 2019, on a group of 200 companies (non Signatories) and 51 of the Signatories of Diversity Charter. Findings: Although the majority of enterprises in Poland do not preparing and implement work-life balance strategies. The implication indicates that the overall level of WLB policy is higher in companies which are also Signatories of the Diversity Charter. Additionally the research indicates that the WLB strategies should be developed and implement at the strategy level and managers awareness of WLB issue have a big impact for engagement of companies in WLB policy. Practical implications: This paper recommends companies to develop and implement a policy in the field of work-life balance, and then to identify in the organizational structure the person/persons responsible for coordinating activities in this area and involvement in the implementation and promotion of this topic among the leaders of the organization. Originality/Value: These studies contribute to the theoretical framework of the WLB context and allow the evidence to be complemented with other studies at the national level.

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