Work-life balance issues in supply chain management organisations in Singapore.
Koh, Fiona May Hui.
Khoo, Jing Wen.
Date of Issue2010
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)
With technological advances engendering the possibility of a “24/7” workplace, juggling the demands of work and family has become increasingly difficult. With Work-Life harmony receiving increased attention by organisations and the Singapore government, this industry-specific exploratory research examined the value of implementing Work-Life balance (WLB) initiatives and its impact on various employee outcomes, namely affective organisational commitment (AOC), job satisfaction and employee turnover intentions. This study has extended previous Work-Life balance research by bringing focus to the Supply Chain Management (SCM) industry in Singapore. Quantitative survey data were obtained from a sample of 271 employees of different levels in the various SCM organisations. Hierarchical multi-regression results demonstrated that both perceived availability and utilisation of Work-Life initiatives were positively related to job satisfaction (B=.12; p=.04 and B=.21; p=.01 respectively) and negatively related to turnover intentions (B=-.15; p=.01 and B=-.21; p=.01 respectively). In contrast, AOC was found to be significantly related to usage of Work-Life programme (B=.21; p=.00), but not availability of such programmes.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University