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Brigid Schulte - August 2014
The Washington Post recently published an article about research on gender and workplace flexibility, presented by Christin Munsch, a sociology professor at Furman University, at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting. Munsch found that traditional gender role assumptions transfer to flexible work scenarios and tend to make men look good in the workplace but hinder women.
"Munsch found that people rated men who ask to work either flexible hours in the office or to work from home twice a week as much more committed to their work, more competent, more worthy of promotion and more likeable than equally qualified women who asked for the same flexibility."
These findings are significant for working people with cancer as many patients and survivors require more flexibility in their work schedules to manage treatment and treatment side effects.
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Original source: www.washingtonpost.com