Benefits and Compensation, Talent

Men More Likely to Say Family Issues Disrupt Their Work

Contrary to popular belief, work-life balance and work flexibility issues aren’t primarily women’s issues. In fact, for certain benefits, it is men who use them more frequently and are more likely to say that their work is interrupted for personal or family reasons, according to results of a new survey.

The Work-Life Survey by the American Psychological Association (APA) Center for Organizational Excellence was conducted by the Harris Poll and queried over 900 full- and part-time employees.

“The lesson for employers here is that while many men and women say that they struggle to balance their work and personal lives, having access to flexible work arrangements and control over how they manage those boundaries is key to a good work-life fit,” said David W. Ballard PsyD, MBA, the director of APA’s Center for Organizational Excellence.

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