As a work-family, I feel like now, more than ever it is absolutely VITAL I help my employees to support their families and I am sure you all feel the same.
It’s tough though, as having to be a teacher, mother, and worker all at the same time… is basically impossible. And we as parents who are also bosses need to empathise. For me, it is all about trust and communication.
My team wants to work and they know that their children are very important to me, so I am pleased they can tell me when it is too much, or that the kids need to sit in on a meeting.
But I’ve also heard tales of businesses not being as kind as they should to parents. And I think that is something we will all remember. The brands that treated their employees well and those who didn’t.
I know some of you have teams and I’d love to know what you are doing – any tips you can pass on to the rest of us? Thank you too to Lauren Currie and Scriberian for capturing so many great ideas. It’s brilliant and so needed.
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