Challenges of striking work life balance: Perspective of women faculties in Aurangabad city
Organizations of globalised world in general and India in particular have witnessed a paradigm change in the practices and procedures of work and expectations from employees. Technological advancements and deeper penetration of communication media have played a pivotal role in this. On the other hand the changing family patterns, women entering the working zone have made balancing work and life more and more challenging. Hence, Work – life Balance of women employees demands more attention. Although it is assumed that women can have good and balancing careers in the field of education, the modern-day education system has led to increase in the faculty workloads. Teachers work load is not only demanding their time in the institution but is also extending to their home so as to get prepared for the following day, apart from maintaining student records and attending to various institution related functional requirements. The modern era also has witnessed technological advancements to a large extent. The modern-day teachers are needed to develop technology aided teaching sources. However, the biggest worry of modern times is that women have more time saving devices but less time. Additionally, with the revolutions in field of communication technology this time has got more engagements. In the wake of the above discussion, it was felt necessary to understand the changes hitting the field of higher education. The present study attempts to understand the role and relevance of Work-Life balance for female teachers in the wake of challenging higher education system.