Negotiating for Flexibility at Work: Why Bosses Say "No" to Flexible Work Arrangements (and what you can do about it)

Source: Scott Behson, Fathers, Work and Family blog, October 24, 2012

Part 1 of a Series: They’re Bad at Evaluating Performance

Let’s face it, despite some prominent examples of companies with progressive cultures when it comes to work-family balance (see this list for examples), most company cultures and supervisors are not particularly supportive, especially of dads trying to balance work and family. Most companies demand long work hours and promote “face time” or “time at the office” as proxy measures for performance and dedication to the company (see this article for an excellent discussion). …

..Here’s one major reason why supervisors may resist more flexible work arrangements, along with some ideas of how to address it (future posts in this series will address additional concerns, see below).

#1. They may believe they’ll lose the ability to monitor and assess your performance…..

Related:
Negotiating for Flexibility at Work: Why Bosses Say “No” to Flexible Work Arrangements (and what you can do about it). Part 2
Negotiating for Work Flexibility (part 3): Fairness Concerns

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