One of the key demographics in particular need of work flexibility is working parents. Parents of infants and toddlers all-too-often struggle to find quality care to cover a fulltime rigid work schedule. Parents of school-aged children need flexibility for pick-ups and drop-offs, schedule changes, parent-teacher meetings, volunteer commitments, and activity attendance. These posts highlight the specific struggles of working parents when it comes to juggling personal and professional needs.
We often hear of the benefits of work flex for working moms. But Father's Day is a perfect time to note that flex is just as critical for working dads.
Scott Behson is a national expert in work and family issues, and author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home.
Shay Chan Hodges talks with us about her book Lean On and Lead, a collection of 30 first-person narratives about juggling career with child-rearing.