||Since the beginning of the Millennium, Taiwan’s birth-rate and marriage rate have drastically declined, and there has been a huge increase in the average aged of the population. This issue has caught the attention of the government and the people of the country as there will be a labour shortage in the foreseeable future. However, to effectively resolve this matter, a deeper understanding of these factors is necessary, especially as the number of dual income parents and women labourers has been increasing in recent years.|
Lots of previous researchers have studied about how work-life imbalance affects one’s health condition, job satisfaction, turnover rate etc. However, there aren’t any researchers that have looked at the relationship between work-life imbalance and one’s decision on moving forward to the next chapter of their life such as marriage or giving birth. Therefore, the aim of this study is to fill in the gap of exploring the relationship between work-life imbalance and one’s life decisions in Taiwan by conducting qualitative research. This study is being conducted with 10 participants, whom have different occupations and industry backgrounds, marital statuses, and are aged between 28 to 36 by using in-depth interview.
The findings of this study provide insight on the root challenges that affect one’s decision making process for long term life goals and suggest solutions that organizations can provide to help their employees. The majority of the participants have highlighted the long working hours and intolerant from the management in the organization are the main issue which need to be addressed as most of their time has been devoted to work and high nursery cost in Taiwan has been a financial burden to dual income parents. There are few ways which organizations could give their support as a solution such as providing a nursery centre in the organization, understanding, work mobility etc.