Flexible working should be more widely available to fathers and people without children. So concludes a significant new research project into how managers have dealt with the change in working practices and working culture during the COVID-19 pandemic.
At long last, we have definitive proof that a flexible working culture enables women to advance in the workplace. A year-long study by insurance giant Zurich found that adding six words to every job advertisement led to a huge increase in job applications and a massive increase in women being hired in senior roles.
As we near the end of the first half of the autumn term, I’ve been reflecting on just how much family life has changed for this family. The impact of Helen starting secondary school has been epic, but the biggest changes have been because Mrs Adams has been working at home since March.
There’s been a running joke between Mrs Adams for many years. We’ve both said we could never work together. We both mean it too, like seriously mean it, we just couldn’t do it. Yet this COVID-19 thing has put us in a rather odd position whereby we aren’t working together, but we are sharing a
What’s been going on in family homes during lockdown? Are we really seeing stereotypical gender roles break down or they becoming more polarised? It’s a fascinating area of research and Dr Jasmine Kelland of the University of Plymouth is at the forefront of finding out what’s been going on.