Achieving the Ideals: Work-Life Balance in Sales Management Positions in Finland

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributor.advisorBlack, Kate
dc.contributor.authorRissanen, Reeta
dc.contributor.departmentMikkelin kampusfi
dc.contributor.schoolKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Businessen
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-10T16:05:28Z
dc.date.available2020-05-10T16:05:28Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.description.abstractObjectives The main objective of this study was to explore which factors help or hinder the work-life balance of sales managers employed in Finland. In addition to this inquiry, this research investigated how sales managers valued work-life balance, what factors they thought help or hinder achieving it and which actions they would take or avoid in order to have a good work-life balance. Summary The research surveyed sales managers employed in Finland, its aim being to measure eight different hypotheses in addition to three open-ended questions for content analysis. The hypotheses and open-ended questions were created and proposed based on the scientific background and theoretical framework built in the literature review. Conclusions Based on the quantitative analysis, digitalisation and globalisation have a negative effect on sales managers’ perception of achieving a good work-life balance. In addition, stress issues, busyness and work overload have a negative impact on their work-life balance, while the impact of organisational support is positive. Correlations between work-life balance and emotional intelligence, and work-life balance and job engagement were not found. The content analysis made on the basis of the open-ended question revealed that sales managers appreciate the feeling of all life domains fulfilling each other so that it does not feel like any domain is taking over.en
dc.format.extent61+6
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/44122
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-202005103103
dc.language.isoenen
dc.programme(Mikkeli) Bachelor’s Program in International Businessen
dc.subject.keywordsales managementen
dc.subject.keywordwork-life balanceen
dc.subject.keywordsales manageren
dc.subject.keywordsalesen
dc.titleAchieving the Ideals: Work-Life Balance in Sales Management Positions in Finlanden
dc.typeG1 Kandidaatintyöfi
dc.type.ontasotBachelor's thesisen
dc.type.ontasotKandidaatintyöfi
Files
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
bachelor_Rissanen_Reeta_2020.pdf
Size:
1.21 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format