In the past few years, I’ve read a number of trend stories devoted to stay-at-home dads. While not a huge trend (very few fathers exit the workforce to care for their children), people find this concept fascinating. The worst articles make a big deal about men in aprons, as if stay-at-home moms spend their days in aprons. Fortunately, the New York Times stor… read more »
When it comes to flexible work arrangements, a lot of attention centers on the ask. What do managers react most positively to? Who is most likely to be granted flexible work arrangements?
To figure this out, teams from the Yale School of Management, Harvard Business School, and the University of Texas tried out a number of different scenarios. Managers were… read more »
There are some jobs that — for the time being, at least — require someone to be at a certain place at a certain time. Many teaching jobs are like that. Childcare, obviously, requires a proximity to the child at a certain time. Most medical procedures are done in person, and plenty of us who shop still appreciate live clerks who are actually in the sto… read more »
Laura’s note: I’m taking a short vacation from blogging. During this time I’ll be running some guest posts and pieces from the archives. This guest post from my friend Dorie Clark originally ran at Forbes and is reprinted with permission from Clark. Please enjoy!
by Dorie Clark
Chris was starting to worry. For eight years, he’d been on… read more »
Laura’s note: This piece originally ran at the Huffington Post for Father’s Day in 2010
It’s Father’s Day this week, which means stores are bracing for a run on neckties. Some luckier fathers, though, will receive gifts for that hot new room in any house: the Man Cave.
This is the space where a guy can relax and be himself. Usually, (a… read more »