Where are all the successful male partners working in flexible work arrangements?
In my new role as Sex Discrimination Commissioner, I will continue to advocate for and model workplace flexibility. After all, we are what we do NOT what we say! As the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, I can talk about work and family balance but if I’m not practising it and modelling it, I don’t have credibility. As I was pondering this thought in my first week and wondering how I could combine the demands of my Australia wide listening tour with being a mum, I decided – that’s it – I’ll take the kids on part of the tour with me. At my own cost of course. It seemed that this approach had a number of benefits. Firstly, it allowed me to engage on a number of levels with women, particularly indigenous women. It enabled me to see the issues through a young persons eyes and the kids had the incredible privilege of hearing Australian’s lived experiences. Let me tell you there have been some stressful moments. But my point is that people in public life and senior roles need to model work and
- We are about to implement new flexible working arrangements for all our staff. How do I write and roll out a new policy for my managers and staff to adopt and understand?
- Where are all the successful male partners working in flexible work arrangements?
- What type of changes to my working arrangements does flexible working include?