Managing such roles requires proper balancing, and this is quite challenging. Therefore, the research tries to ascertain the effect of balancing such roles in the ever-changing society with regard to the workers of United Kingdom. Thus, it tries to establish whether people who balance the roles experience positive or negative effect in their life.
In life, every employee has to balance demands of work and family. Despite presence of advances within the work – family literature, there still exist significant gaps in our knowledge concerning the issue (Bianchi, Casper, & King, 2009). For instance, there has been individual ignorance on the manner people balance work and family life. Family – work research has exclusively depended on the scarcity perspective. Some suggests that getting involved in both family and work roles contributes to interrole conflict. This occurs due to imbalance of work and family roles by employees (Crompton, 2006).
Work and family are part of human beings. One cannot forego the other due to the existence of consequences that might be so cruel. Since they are complementary, there is the need for balance of their roles. However, in life, there are several instances when people do not balance the roles, thereby contributing to several problems and making their lives miserable.
There has been problems associated with work and family roles among employees. These have resulted into conflicts, which have hindered productivity as well as reduced performance while at the same time, lowering living standards. Therefore, the purpose of the research is to establish ways of balancing both work and family roles and the manner of influencing such balance to ensure minimal or little conflicts arises thereby, ensuring high productivity levels and increased standard of living.
The purpose of the research is to establish the significance of balancing the roles of work and