在职父母需要什么?A supportive manager is a good start

2021年6月23日 - 7分钟阅读
养育儿童是许多成年人的终身愿望。但是,这常常是与生活的另一个领域冲突的野心:工作。

幸福的母亲在家中锻炼,少女的女儿戴妈妈

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数据怎么说

Why it matters

The pandemic showed us how work can be completely at odds with parenting. With children staying home from school, 22% of parents in a债务报告stated that they would have to cut their hours and 9% said they would need to leave their job.

Women, who in many households are primary caregivers, were particularly affected.四分之三的工作母亲在美国,由于管理工作和育儿的压力,在2020年认真考虑辞职,几乎220万妇女实际上离开了劳动力。

发生这种情况时,公司也丢失了。研究在工作场所中拥有性别多样性团队表现出显着的积极影响。董事会妇女数量众多的公司优于代表性低的公司;性别多样性组织也看到更高的收入。最重要的是,在工作场所中有更多的女性为每个人创造更好的公司。

管理人员处于理想的位置,可以帮助这些员工平衡个人和专业职责。有了一些好奇和同情心,管理人员可以更好地了解这些员工的需求,并帮助他们尽力而为。

BetterUp通过我们为工作父母的教练和个人发展产品提供了独特的窗口,可以满足工作父母的需求。我们从Betterup成员那里收集了数据,他们签署了为工作父母设计的教练,以更好地理解他们的挑战。教练跟踪了这些课程中讨论了哪些主题,以确定这些员工的主要问题。

这是我们学到的。

数据怎么说

Although members discussed various topics during their coaching sessions, two subjects stood out significantly: well-being and communication.

在职父母

更好的实验室数据表明,通过大流行,我们数据集中的父母实际上比非父母的健康状况略好。尽管可能有几种解释,但这些数据表明,在此期间,一种解释可能是对幸福支持的高度关注。

沟通是一个持续的关注for working parents reflects, in part, how challenging and changeable the day-to-day balancing act is for working parents. It isn’t a single communication. Rather it is an ongoing series of adjustments, negotiations, and decisions about what to reveal and how. Many working parents are concerned about how juggling caregiving duties and work might reflect on their performance. Women are particularly hesitant to communicate their challenges openly for the fear that managers might view their struggle as a shortcoming.

Why it matters

The BetterUp data reflects how the pandemic took a toll on working parents and made it more difficult for them to continue their jobs. Some of these challenges are already going away as more people become vaccinated and children can attend school. But even in a post-COVID world, these BetterUp findings offer valuable lessons on how managers can support working parents—pandemic or not—and help them realize their full potential.

First, learn to recognize when working parents are running out of fuel. According to research byGreat Place to Work and Maven, approximately 2.3 million working mothers in the U.S. were suffering from burnout due to “unequal demands of home and work” last year.

但是不要等待倦怠的迹象。为工作的父母提供一个灵活的工作环境,而他们不必隐藏他们承担父母职责和关注的事实。根据创意领导中心的说法working mothers希望在他们的工作地点和时间上灵活性,并有机会融合工作和生活,同时仍在发展职业阶梯。通过给员工设定自己的日程安排,以满足这些期望,以便他们可以履行照顾责任。

支持工作的父母从顶部开始。当您创建灵活时,inclusive work environment, 以身作则。通过度假日和合理的时间与您自己的朋友和家人共度时光,使工作和家庭平衡。父母不应该是唯一有时会改变时间表以适应其他活动的人。

发展您的compassionate leadership技能,因此您可以更好地满足员工的未付费需求。检查您的团队的福祉,使他们感到安全地鼓励诚实的沟通,或将工作父母与相关的公司资源联系起来。更好Coach Alexia Roncero建议关注您的直觉和预扣判决,以了解“原因”,以发展同理心。

好消息?您可以学习同情心和同情心。作为微软的首席执行官萨蒂亚·纳德拉(Satya Nadella)says: "Empathy is a muscle, so it needs to be exercised."

每个更好的教练都根据会员的需求提供量身定制的支持,并为个人优势和成长领域提供个性化的支持。我们的教练work with leaders (and parents) at all levelsacross Fortune 1000 companies to help them grow personally and professionally, whether that’s learning how to support the working parents on their teams or learning how to sustain themselves.


出版于2021年6月23日

Erin Eatough, PhD

高级Insights经理

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