Many of us welcome working from home, but universities show its dangers for women's careers

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Peetz, David, Southey, Kim, Baird, Marian, Samani, Mojan Naisani, Cooper, Rae, Charlesworth, Sara, Campbell, Shelagh and Ressia, Susan. 2022. "Many of us welcome working from home, but universities show its dangers for women's careers." The Conversation.
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Many of us welcome working from home, but universities show its dangers for women's careers

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AuthorsPeetz, David (Author), Southey, Kim (Author), Baird, Marian (Author), Samani, Mojan Naisani (Author), Cooper, Rae (Author), Charlesworth, Sara (Author), Campbell, Shelagh (Author) and Ressia, Susan (Author)
Publication TitleThe Conversation
Number of Pages6
Year2022
Place of PublicationAustralia
Web Address (URL)https://theconversation.com/many-of-us-welcome-working-from-home-but-universities-show-its-dangers-for-womens-careers-178142
Abstract

If one possibly positive thing came out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was the impetus it gave to letting people work from home. Many see working from home as benefiting women workers. The logic is they can combine a career with the responsibilities of looking after children. But not enough thought has been given to how this could make things worse, not better, for many women. We wanted to know how working from home during the pandemic affected men and women, including their productivity at work. We surveyed 11,288 people working in 14 universities across Canada and Australia, including 3,480 academics.

Keywordsworking from home, remote work, thinking time, women workers
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350504. Industrial and employee relations
350507. Workplace wellbeing and quality of working life
350503. Human resources management
Byline AffiliationsGriffith University
School of Business
University of Sydney
McMaster University, Canada
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
University of Regina, Canada
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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