Effect of Working Conditions on Work Life Balance of Workers in Textile Industry
Sanjeevni Gangwani1, Shweta Sharma2, Shanoo Sheikh3
1Dr Sanjeevni Gangwani*, Professor and Researcher, Department of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
2Dr Shweta Sharma, Visiting Faculty, Business Administration, Indore.
3Dr. Shanoo Sheikh, Working as Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology Department College of Health and Rehabilitation , Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rehman university ,Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Manuscript received on March 15, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on March 25, 2020. | Manuscript published on April 10, 2020. | PP: 661-666 | Volume-9 Issue-6, April 2020. | Retrieval Number: E2259039520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.E2259.049620
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Abstract: Indian textile industry is one of the prominent contributors in the overall country export and national economy. It provides enormous employment opportunities for Indian labour. Textile industry is ranked as the second largest source of employment in India following agriculture. Thus, the growth and the all round development of this industry plays a direct role in the progress of the economy of the nation. Any Industry can face the current global competition and achieve higher productivity if its workforce is committed. To ensure effective performance of all workers towards organization goals, industry must provide proper working conditions, work environment and adequate facilities. Improper work environment and working conditions are not only the reason behind job dissatisfaction increased turnover, reduced performance and productivity but also directly or indirectly impacts the work life balance of workers. So as to retain its skilled workers, it’s important to maintain their satisfaction level in the industry and identify the areas to improve the WLB of workers. The aim of this research is to analyse the satisfaction level of workers with respect to the working conditions in the textile industry and to measure its effect on the work life balance of workers. The population for study consisted of factory workers working in the textile industry of Madhya Pradesh. Managers and supervisors were excluded from the study.The present research was carried out so as to offer an insight and recommend on the ways in order to enhance the WLB by making the working circumstances better for the workforce employed in the textile industry. Findings depict that most of the work-environment allied factors had a negative effect on the work life balance of workers. Results also throw light on the fact that employed workers are not comfortably placed in their workplace and this has rigorous implications on the families, organizations and society in general. It is exceedingly recommended for organizations to follow worker-friendly policy along with more supportive and thoughtful families, so that workers have harmony and their work-life balance could be maintained.
Keywords: Work Life Balance, Working Conditions, Family life, Workers, Textile Industry.
Scope of the Article: Textile Engineering