Part 1 of a Series: They’re Bad at Evaluating Performance
Let’s face it, despite some prominent examples of companies with progressive cultures when it comes to work-family balance (see this list for examples), most company cultures and supervisors are not particularly supportive, especially of dads trying to balance work and family. Most companies demand long work hours and promote “face time” or “time at the office” as proxy measures for performance and dedication to the company (see this article for an excellent discussion).
It is brave to stand out and make a case for a time and place flexibility for your work. However, that’s not to say that it is impossible, and, depending on your situation, it may be well worth it despite the risks.