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The Parent’s Guide to Family Friendly Work by Lori K. Long Ph.D.

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Chapter 6 The Family-Friendly Workplace

As you begin your search, you must first understand the characteristics that comprise a family-friendly workplace. Several dimensions of a work environment create a welcoming atmosphere for working parents. For example, organizations often have specific policies and practices benefiting those trying to manage work and family. However, family-friendly attributes do not always appear in clearly written policies. To further confuse you, sometimes policies exist in writing only. That is, sometimes policies promise family-friendly circumstances that do not actually exist.

Common Dimensions of a Family-Friendly Workplace

Family-friendly work allows you to meet the needs of your family. Hours of work and some ...

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