hen studying the causes of stress, overworking and failure to strike a good balance of work and other aspect in general has been associated with stress and other illnesses (Kaiser, 2011). This follows that in order for people to have greater, physical, intellectual and social well being, they should be able to balance work and life. This topic has stirred interest in people across all disciplines. Managers are interested in this topic because by helping their employees get a good balance between work and life, they can get better performances from them. There are various theories that have been put forward to explain this can be achieved (Allen, 2006). In the article Perspective on the Study of Work Life Balance David tries to explain issues surrounding the topic of work life balance. This paper evaluates this article in explaining how the philosophical approach affects the researcher and investigates the theory that David tests in this article.
The author introduces the article by giving insight on the reason why the topic of work life balance has become a topic of concern today. The author explains how this topic has become of crucial as a way of enhancing the value of work life which influences the quality of life in general. He has highlighted the contribution of technology increasing the work pressure. Technology has come with a huge load of information, the urgency for giving immediate feedbacks and the need to give customers quality services. There has also been a concern at the community level of deteriorating family and society life with increase in wealth, number of single parent families and people isolating themselves more from the other members of the society. The author then gives the different perspectives on this topic and voices his concern that the source of work life balances and the effects is said to have been based on inadequate evidence. The author explores the different definitions of work and life as a way of trying to understand this