Managers play a huge role in their employees' personal lives, which in turn affects productivity, morale, and turnover at work. Professor Scott Behson, author of The Working Dad's Survival Guide, gives practical tips for being a leader who is flexible, fair, and effective.
Most fathers today strive to be both successful in their careers and loving, involved dads. It sometimes seems like an impossible tug-of-war. But it doesn't have to be. The Working Dad's Survival Guide helps dads understand they are not alone and offers a series of concrete time and life management strategies that enable them to succeed in their careers while also being the present, involved fathers they always wanted to be.
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Not long ago, a manager asked me to name the most important work-life benefit for employees. I answered that the most important benefit isn’t a benefit at all. Of course, child care, flexible scheduling, and family leave policies are important, but in my experience the best thing we can do to support working parents (and all employees) is to get better at one of the most basic and poorly executed functions of managers: performance appraisals.