According to Carla Moquin, founder and CEO of Babies in Business Solutions, 185 organizations have permitted more than 2,100 babies to come to work with parents across 43 states in the U.S.
Jody Greenstone Miller argues in the WSJ for the expansion of part-time work. One role that calls for 60 hours of work per week can be divided into two, in pay and in time:
Break away from the arbitrary notion that high-level work can be done only by people who work 10 or more hours a day, five or more days a week, 12 months a year. Why not just three days a week, or six hours a day, or 10 months a year?It sounds simple, but the only thing that matters is quantifying the work that needs to get done and having the right set of resources in place to do it.
These are just two ways the workplace of the 21st century could be different from the conventional nine-to-five model of old. The miracle of the modern workplace, as it begins to integrate telework and other innovations, is that it will make women’s (and men’s) choices a little less hard-edged and a little less bleak. These harsh tradeoffs will never be completely smoothed away, but parents will have more flexibility to choose the balance of work-family life that suits them.[Image courtesy of Shutterstock.com]