This paper highlights that men want more flexibility at all stages of their career and they perform better when they have it. We also know a large number of men have considered leaving their current employer due to a lack of flexibility. The problem is most men believe asking for flexibility is a career limiting move.
The challenge for Australian workplaces is to normalise flexible working arrangements, including varying start and finish times, part-time work and compressed work weeks, so they can reap the benefits of a more engaged and productive workforce. In turn, this will enable men to be more involved in caregiving and parenting, which is not only important for their emotional well-being but also critical for women to have greater access to job opportunities.