Relationship of Work-life Balance and Work Place Performance of Employees in Sri Lanka

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJMG.2015.SE.19.01.Art008

Authors : Chaminda Deshapriya Malalasekara


In the companies that the researcher has worked, something apparent was the fact that some employees were happy at work and also glad to be employed in their positions. On the contrary the researcher observed that some others weren’t content in their places of work. It was also observed that those who were happy performed well and the others who weren’t content lacked in their performance. This initiated the thinking of whether there is any relationship of work-life balance and work place performance. If employees underperform it would affect productivity and eventually the bottom-line of the organization in which they work. This led to the desire to conduct this research relationship of work-life balance and work place performance. Further, as the scope and extent of this research was so vast, it was conceptualized to limit the study to an accessible sample within the national boundaries of Sri Lanka hence the research title: “Relationship of Work-life Balance and Work Place Performance of Employees in Sri Lanka”.

The researcher has conducted this research study by carrying out both quantitative and qualitative research amongst a wide cross section of the Public and Private Sector employees. Researcher has used 500 sample in major industries of Sri Lanka Amongst them office staff, field staff and employees of different levels was included. Different industries, such as agriculture, construction, health care, manufacturing and industrial institutions was considered as much as those in the public sector such as ministries, government departments, semi-government and government owned business undertakings.


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