Make Part-Time Work for You

An Interview with Kristin McElderry by Amy Gallo

Quick Takes

  • Be intentional about where your team is located
  • Share your career goals with your boss
  • Evaluate and adjust your allocations
  • Establish communication norms with your team

We spoke with Kristin McElderry, an incredibly organized consultant and mother of three, whose part-time schedule hasn’t kept her from getting promoted. We talked about what it’s been like working three days a week for a large professional services firm. Working part-time as a manager, especially in consulting, where people often put in long hours and are on call for clients, is pretty unusual. And she says that while her role is complicated and not typical, her career is going pretty ...

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