How to Support Parents at Work: A Livestream Conversation

How to Support Parents at Work: A Livestream Conversation

As the father of four kids ages 10 and under, the last few months of quarantine life have been interesting… And challenging. It’s one thing to say that we have to transition to virtual work, but it’s another entirely to make this transition while workers are balancing the new realities of virtual school, intermittent childcare availability, and more.

We’re going to host a panel conversation on Tuesday, September 1st at noon central time to give some actionable insights and information on this topic.

The Numbers:

Over 30 million US families have at least one child in the home, and that has contributed to new levels of stress in the last few months as parents try to cope with the new realities of the world. Data from one source shows that over $12 billion in lost productivity is due to childcare issues. Stress from childcare, virtual school, and balancing work responsibilities during the pandemic has been one of the most prevalent recurring themes in many of our research interviews over the last few months.

During a recent panel discussion on workplace challenges, I expected to see conversations about digital transformation, process improvement, and similar topics. Instead, nearly half

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