Women are often drawn to teaching because of the supposed life-work balance. Extreme workloads and inflexible school structures means too many quit early.
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On International Women’s Day, universities should resolve to lead the way in reshaping workplace rituals, rules and routines to advance gender equality and ensure safe workplaces.
Flexible arrangements might help women maintain a work-life balance, but can also weaken their position in the labour market and lose them earnings in the long term.
Women and their careers benefit when men are allowed – and encouraged – by their employers to do more caregiving.
How can businesses overcome institutional hurdles to transition to a four-day week?
For as long as there has been remote working, companies have sought ways to replicate the serendipitous conversations we have in a physical work space.
Most people who worked at home during lockdown want to continue doing so in some respect according to one recent survey.
We asked 1,400 managers to rate working from home. Some 8.4% said their teams were less productive, 57% said it was the same, and 34% said it was higher.
We all need to be our most compassionate and caring selves.
Flexible work has the potential to solve many issues that see people fall out of the workforce but many companies still struggle to do it right.
Uber Works is the next step in the evolution of the gig economy.
While there are certainly benefits, there are also a number of pitfalls to remote working.
And how companies can let dogs in without scaring off any humans.
E-changers are the latest group to move from the big cities to escape high living costs and congestion. But because they remain very productive remote workers some employers are embracing the trend.
Two-thirds of surveyed workers work from home one day a week on average, but could do at least half their work out of the workplace. If they commuted less often, congestion could be greatly reduced.
Flexible working is seen as a solution to the gender pay gap but cultural norms are getting in the way.
Removing the stigma around flexible working can also remove some of the unconscious biases that work against mothers.
Managing our time means managing ourselves.
Businesses are not considering that roles need to be redesigned to be part-time and this causes problems in managing employees’ workloads and interacting with other employees.