Are men afraid to ask for balance
Here is what I found most interesting: Men are more concerned about what others might think of them should they make work-life balance changes. Men are significantly more likely than women, 32 percent versus 23 percent, to say “Others will think you don’t work as hard,” when asked what’s kept them from improving their work-life balance. Employees ages 25 to 34 were also significantly more likely than other age groups to worry about their colleagues’ opinions, and that they might loose their jobs.
“The good news is employees don’t think it’s a lost cause. But as long as they are afraid to ask, work-life programs are nothing more than web site promotion and employee hand book topics,” says Cali Williams Yost, author of Work+Life: Finding the Fit That's Right for You (Riverhead/Penguin Group, 2005). Yost also write a blog, www.worklifefit.com.
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