Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)


Work-Life Balance: The Relevance of Social Support

Author(s): Akinrole Olumuyiwa Oludayo, Dare Ojo Omonijo

There are indications that employees’ personal lives impact on workplace outcomes, hence, the importance of social support initiatives towards actualizing work-life balance. In view of extant literature on social support initiatives and the changing dynamics of the modern workplace, this conceptual paper expounds the significance of work and non-work integration through social support initiatives, using data collected from secondary source and analyzed to suit the purpose of the study. It provides constructive pathways to maintaining equilibrium between work and non-work demands. Recommendations are proffered to employees and organizations on the need to adopt social support initiatives as a strategy to reduce stress, strengthen workplace and personal relationships and facilitate workplace performance on multiple levels.

Get the App