Much has been made of the work-from-home or WFH reality that was driven by COVID and continues today. With almost a year under our belts, we’re starting to learn what we do know and don’t know about the people who are involved in that transformation – from workers to managers to executives.
If you fall into one of those categories and are devoting any time at all to the questions focused on working from home – whether that took place yesterday, today or will require new policies for tomorrow – a piece in the on-line publication Strategy + Business might be worth a read.
The writer noted a survey conducted by an American management-employer coalition that asked those in supervisory roles: How many of your reports have to manage or juggle childcare duties while working from home?
The answer they gave was less than 30 per cent. But then the Harvard Business School waded into the conversation and did a full-fledged study which showed the real number was closer to 75 per cent. This question historically had never been asked but is increasingly finding its way into the conversation today.