I think many working parents became used to the ability to work without a lot of external distractions, when we needed to. Often, in an office. At home, when our kids used to be ‘at school or daycare or in activities’ (i.e. physically away from home) we could still get a lot of work accomplished. But the pandemic is different. And it’s not changing anytime soon.
The current economic downturn makes it less likely that employees, even when working unsustainable schedules. will speak up. I talked to Alexis Haselberger, a time management and productivity coach at Do More Less Stress, and we discussed how organizations and managers can help their working parent employees during these high stress times.
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