INFLUENCE OF WORK LIFE BALANCE ON EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY IN KENYA; A CASE OF MILIMANI LAW COURTS NAIROBI

EVERLYNE MINAYO MUCHITI

Abstract


The changing economic conditions and social demands have changed the nature of work throughout the world. A good balance in work and life can play a phenomenal role in the attainment of personal and professional goals. It has been established employees report that work is a significant source of stress and they typically feel tensed or stressed out during the workday. Ideally, the Work Life Balance concept requires organizations to effectively integrate employees’ work and non-work roles such that levels of multiple-role conflict, and the associated stress and job dissatisfaction, are minimized or avoided, flexible schedules and leave programs are stressing out many employees, reducing their job performance and productivity as well as causing broken homes. The purpose of the study was to establish the influence of work life balance on employee productivity in Kenya. The study adopted descriptive survey and case study design. The study targeted 200 employees at Milimani Law Courts, Nairobi. A sample of 67 employees of the target population was considered by use of stratified sampling method. The primary data was collected through the use of questionnaires and secondary data was obtained from published documents such as journals, periodicals, magazines and reports to supplement the primary data. A pilot study was conducted to pretest the validity and reliability of instruments for data collection. The information was analyzed to yield qualitative and quantitative data. Quantitative data was analyzed with help of SPSS version 21 and MS excel. The study findings showed that independent variables contributed 77.10%, significantly and positively to employee productivity at judiciary. Flexible working schedule was the most significant factor and had a positive significant relationship at 5% level of significance.

Key Words: Work Life Balance, Employee Productivity


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