What family topics are discussed at work and which are taboo in your culture?
QUESTION: Speaking about your parental and family activities at work:
A. Is wasting time on the job.
B. Will encourage others to do the same.
C. Should be done out of earshot of the boss.
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B. It’s an antidote to “secret parenting”, which makes men as well as women reluctant to talk of family and childcare needs when at work, as if they didn’t exist or never conflict with workplace demands. Discussing family concerns and activities can improve comfort at work, encouraging peers and managers to plan for and accommodate family needs as they emerge.
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