If you ask the working dads in your organization how they define themselves, you might be more likely to hear answers like “father” and “family man” than “executive” or “accountant.” Two major studies released earlier this year revealed that men no longer root their identities in their jobs.
It’s time for organizations to recognize—and accommodate—their male employees as parents, with the same needs as working mothers for day care, time off to tend to sick kids and flexibility to attend school plays and Little League games.
Surveys by the Boston College Center for Work & Family and WorldatWork agree that men are struggling to balance the need to both care for their families and work to support them.
The upshot: Work/life issues are no longer women’s domain.
“Working men and women around the world seek the same Holy Grail: success in both their work and family lives,” notes Kathie Lingle, executive director of WorldatWork’...(register to read more)