I was really happy to recently hear that my article published last year in HR Zone was the most read article in that quarter! So, I am re-posting on my website for all of you who missed it…. Why is it that whenever anyone talks of gender equality, the immediate thought is about women’s
Let’s take a look at the other side of the gender coin: men want to be more active and involved in their children’s lives. And yet men spend longer hours in the workplace than women and being the breadwinner still plays a key part in what it means to be a man.
This pressure to fulfil their role can cause men emotional strain, stress, burnout and health problems. An organisation that supports men to balance their work and home lives will see increased work performance, commitment and greater wellbeing. Plus, it supports female progression as the expectation of flexible working extends to men too.
Let’s Talk, Men is a half-day interactive workshop for men. It provides a safe space where participants can share their views and experiences of the pressures they face in conforming to expectations of ‘being a man’ and, more importantly, where these pressures come from. Participants will leave with the tools and techniques to support them in making authentic decisions about work and home.