The most important career decision I made was when my oldest daughter was two. For one year I worked 9 days out of 10 (every second week was a 4 day week). It really was a win-win-win.
In the absence of rational child-care policies, flexible work arrangements are the next best solution for working parents.
Yes to this. Total game changer for so many. I kept my corporate job after having a child because I was able to work a 4-day week, It was often a 50 hour 4-day week but I was home one day a week with my child. When that went away, I could no longer make it work and created an exit strategy to create a business where I could have a flexible schedule.
Interesting policy that can double as both an attraction and retention element for a businesses employees. Would love to see this widely tested across different industries and sectors.
Bring it on! We have to change not just the way we work, but the way we work together as a family to bring about gender equality.
To me it’s not the quantity of the hours worked but the quality of the output no matter the time.
Yes, a four day work week will make it easier for women to have children, learn a language, do auto mechanics, garden, or any other thing you decide to do with your life... Duh.
Please define gender equality. True gender equality is not what women want.
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