Does taking advantage of work/life balance options at work make a woman 'look bad'?
AWNY recently released results to a survey of over 1,000 women and men in the ad industry, revealing some insights on pay, responsibility, and interaction in the workplace.
But the most interesting tidbit I found was this:
"In a surprising twist, the survey shows that men are more likely to have taken advantage of work/life balance options than women. Six out of ten men (61%) vs. five out of 10 women (53%) report they are currently taking advantage of a work/life option or have done so in the past, with telecommuting and flex-time being the most popular options.
Commenting on what many perceive to be a rather ironic finding, Ms. Evans explained, 'When it comes to taking advantage of work/life balance options it could be that women are more concerned about how that might look, especially if they have children.'"
The survey also points out that women are slacking in taking on profit & loss responsibilities at work.
Read the full recap of the survey at PRNewswire.