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EFFECT OF WORK-LIFE BALANCE ON ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF SELECTED MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN NORTH CENTRAL ZONE, NIGERIA

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impact on employee performance. Most of them focused on the financial industry and other sectors of the economy in Southern Nigeria. However, the extent WLB variables impact on organizational performance of manufacturing organizations domiciled in North-Central Nigeria remains quite unclear and largely undocumented in literature. This study examined the effect of work-life balance on organizational performance in the Nigerian manufacturing industry. Specifically, the study objectives were to:( i)determine the effect of leave policy on employee turnover in the Nigerian manufacturing industry; (ii)ascertain the relationship between flexible scheduling and efficient service delivery in the manufacturing sector;(iii) highlight the effect of emotional intelligence on organizational commitment in the manufacturing industry; (iv) assess the relationship between workplace support system and job satisfaction in the Nigerian manufacturing sector, and (iv) identify the key challenges to effective work-life balance programme in the Nigerian manufacturing industry. The work adopted the survey design method, making use of structured questionnaire and interview schedule as instruments for data collection. Data were collected from primary sources while population of the study was 3,542 that included 10 manufacturing organizations in North-Central Nigeria. Sample size of 379 was determined using Cochran Formula for Sample Size Determination. Data were presented in tables and percentages, and hypotheses were tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and Z-test. Results show that the relationship between leave policy and employee turnover was significantly positive (r = .88, P