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The concept of balancing work and private life

Anna Karaś () and Paweł Bełzowski ()
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Anna Karaś: Małopolska School of Economics in Tarnów, Poland
Paweł Bełzowski: Małopolska School of Economics in Tarnów, Poland

Zeszyty Naukowe Małopolskiej Wyższej Szkoły Ekonomicznej w Tarnowie / The Malopolska School of Economics in Tarnow Research Papers Collection, 2020, vol. 47, issue 3, 133-145

Abstract: The article describes selected elements of the work-life balance system, paying particular attention to the instruments of balancing work and personal life, highlighting aspects of the employee’s time balance. The concept of improving the working time system (research methodology) in terms of increasing work efficiency and flexibility is also presented. The aim of the article is to present the methodology of the analysis and reconstruction of the working time system in an enterprise, taking into account the principles of work-life balance, and to present the results of empirical research. It is worth emphasizing that the analysis of working time determinants still remains a poorly recognized issue of economic analysis. The basic problem of the research is the identification and parameterization of the gap that exists between the working method used in the enterprise and the working time system, on the one hand, and the requirements of professional and private life on the other, as well as an indication of possible ways and instruments for its reduction. A thesis was adopted that assumed compliance between the working time system and the working method. The concept of the method of work mentioned in the article includes the technological system, the economic system, and the social system including work-life balance indicators. Based on the adopted thesis, the empirical part of the article presents the results of the research in the form of a case study analysis. Working time systems were described and assessed along with the identified working methods in the examined workplace. Organizational solutions were indicated that contributed to the improvement of the existing working time systems. The research methods used are: economic analysis, elements of ergonomic analysis, interview and questionnaire.

Keywords: working time system; working method; methodology of improving working time; work-life balance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M59 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.25944/znmwse.2020.03.133145

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