Family-friendly workplaces are a great idea – you want a place where people feel comfortable taking an hour or two out of a day to go to a parent-teacher conference, or with a schedule that means you won’t be working until 9:00 at night.
But, why on earth do we need to call this family-friendly? Sure, childless people don’t need to go to parent-teacher conferences, but otherwise, their lives are just as busy and full. What we need are “life-friendly” workplaces.
I didn’t coin this phrase myself – I read it in a Facebook post a while ago, and it stuck with me. When we focus on “family-friendly,” we’re excluding a considerable portion of the workforce. Let’s change the focus to “life-friendly” workplaces.
To keep reading, click here: How to Make Your Organization more Life-Friendly (5 Tips)