The utilisation of skills for a definitive purpose which is linked with or in some way affects the enhancements of a balanced life is not considered in skill policy formations. The problem identified is addressed by the contention that skills ought to be delinked with stakeholders, interests of organisations, incentives at workplace to see the opening of broader possibilities of skill usage. Instead of considering skill as the sole driver for enhancing economic growth it must be considered for enhancing a quality life both at work and in the family. The author uses research with workers and managers and through the list of capabilities expected from them the conceptions which are operationalised are used. The approach of the research perspective is ontological interpretivist which is more questionable and debatable as there may be innumerable interpretation about the theories adopted. Further, (Nisbet, 2005) challenges the positivist approach of educational research and how it has been dominantly used since the beginning of the 20th century. The skills and its usage in various contexts will have numerous interpretations and that is more challenging about the research in arriving to a valid conclusion and accepting it as credible.
It is worthwhile to mention Shenton (2004) here who considers Guba’s constructs to be the best four criteria for pursuing a trustworthy study. These are credibility, transferability, dependability, and confirmability. When the research is confined to these four criteria, the result and outcomes are more trustworthy. The data is being analysed with a view of positivist ontological interpretation by comparing it with relevant literature of quality authors who speaks about skills and its importance in the lives of people. The author has used a focus group in New Zealand market who was interviewed about the capabilities of workers and the various choice capabilities of enjoying family and work together. The author uses quantitative research method in this research and has used a comparison with multiple past researches about skill’s usage in the right manner and applying it where it is absolutely needed. The quantitative research is being performed in New Zealand about capabilities and the interpretation about the data is more aligned with the concept of interpreting it as positive when the element ‘skill’ is to be considered for its use in general.