The majority of over 1900 parents, who have participated in our study, ask for more flexibility at work. And it’s not that they don’t want to work. But pre-pandemic expectations do not translate to the current environment. They are overwhelmed but often, don’t want to bring it up to their employers because they’re terrified of losing their jobs. Instead, they are working unsustainable hours to keep up with work demands, childcare, and household responsibilities.
Unfortunately, leaders don’t always make the opportunities to listen to their workers on a regular basis. And this gap in understanding only hurts organizations. Organizations can step up and support wellbeing. Learn how we can support you from our Allies Work program to promote inclusion and employee wellbeing. Click the first link in the comments to learn more.
To read the article, “Why Won’t Parents Ask for Help When They Need it Most?”, and learn what other working parents are saying: https://momshierarchyofneeds.com/2020/10/17/why-wont-parents-ask-for-help-when-they-need-it-most/