Family-friendly organizational culture
About This Special Report
For a more resilient social impact world coming out of COVID-19, organizations will need to change their worldviews on care. They’ll need to better accommodate and support their employees who also take care of family members at home. From simpler solutions like flexible hours to deeper shifts in the worldviews and organizational culture underpinning the sector, we’re digging into it all in this member-exclusive special report.
The illusion of choice: Why I might have to give up my social work career to take care of my child
The social impact sector is largely made up of women workers — women make up 80 percent of the non-profit workforce alone. Many of these women, like the author of this essay, take on a disproportionate share of caregiving for family members. To be more resilient, the sector will need to better support and accommodate caregivers, and that starts with understanding their experiences.
“Flexibility is a ruse for ‘work 12 to 15 hours a day’”: Amanda Munday on caregiver-friendly work culture
Caregivers must choose between taking care of their loved ones and showing up to work — and the latter has a far greater capacity for flexibility. In order to prevent burnout, companies will need to be far more aware of their employees’ out-of-work responsibilities.