Critical Analysis of Work-Life Balance Concept and Proposal of Evaluation Method

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ladislav Sojka University of Prešov, Faculty of Management, Ul. Konštantinová 16, 08001 Prešov, Slovakia
Keywords: work-life balance, quality of work life, indicator of work life, domains of life


The purpose of this paper is to analyse the concept of Work-Life Balance with emphasis on the definition and content of construct. Based on a review of the literature, the article highlights the diversity of approaches defining the work-life balance (WLB) as well as the lack of a single accepted definition, on which the practitioners and academics community agree. The most problematic term was found to be the term “balance”. On the basis of analysed knowledge, the definition of work-life balance is proposed. The definition of WLB is based on presumption that WLB is such a state, that work life quality allows the full potential of a private life to be realized. According to this presumption a definition of work-life balance has been proposed and a formula for the calculation of work-life balance has been formed.

Author Biography

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ladislav Sojka, University of Prešov, Faculty of Management, Ul. Konštantinová 16, 08001 Prešov, Slovakia

Prešovská univerzita, Fakulta manažmentu, Ul. Konštantinová 16, 08001 Prešov, Slovakia;


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How to Cite
Sojka, L. (2020) “Critical Analysis of Work-Life Balance Concept and Proposal of Evaluation Method”, Mednarodno inovativno poslovanje = Journal of Innovative Business and Management, 12(2), pp. 49-56. doi: 10.32015/JIBM/2020.
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