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The Concept, Advantages and Disadvantages of Work-Life Balance: the Case of a Multinational Company

Jianghan Liang


With the continuous progress of social productivity and work patterns, work-life balance has received widespread attention. Combining with the basic definition and key dimensions of work-life balance, this study analyses the positive impact of a multinational company's new work model of 'work unbound' on employees' work-life balance in terms of both increased engagement and minimised role conflict. This is followed by a further discussion of the risks faced by this working system and recommendations for optimisation. When developing work-life balance regulations, human resource managers should not only grasp the flexibility of work, but also take into account the different cultures and continuously improve and refine the balance in practice.


Human Resource Management; Work-Life Balance; Role Theory

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/mmf.v6i6.6173