I was recently interviewed for a great article in Mashable on how to get and take paternity leave. I give four specific ways we can advocate for ourselves and get the paternity leave we need and deserve. Here’s a quick excerpt, and you can read the entire piece by clicking here or on the picture.
Last week, I wrote about work-family culture, and the questions The Families and Work Institute uses to assess this part of organizational culture. I hope you enjoyed it (and I can wait for you here if you want to refer back. Ok, ready?). Now, here are the Families and Work Institute’s measures for general autonomy and flexibility:
- I have the freedom to decide what I do on my job
- It is basically my own responsibility to decide how my job gets done
- I have a lot of say about what happens on my job
- How easy is it for you to take time off during your workday to take care of personal or family matters (I reworded this item to keep the response scale consistent)
Now, let’s think about these, in comparison to the work-family questions from the prior post.