Apply Family Friendly Supervision Behaviors that Work

Lesson Details

This session focuses on translating each of the Family Friendly Supervisor behaviors to practical strategies that supervisors can adopt in the workplace. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Identify and apply practical strategies to support employees with families. 
  • Provide the “right” type of family friendly supervision for the situation.

Course Lessons

This session focuses on translating each of the Family Friendly Supervisor behaviors to practical strategies that supervisors can adopt in the workplace. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Identify and apply practical strategies to support employees with families. 
  • Provide the “right” type of family friendly supervision for the situation.

Four Family Friendly Supervision Behaviors

Lesson Details

A family-friendly supervisor is supportive of employees’ family roles. This session focuses on teaching participants about the four kinds of family-friendly behaviors, including how to differentiate among them, and what the research suggests about them. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Define family-friendly supervision and the four types of family-friendly supervisor behaviors. 
  • Explain the difference between emotional support, practical support, role-modeling and creative management. 
  • Recognize the benefits of supporting employees with families (i.e., business case).

Course Lessons

A family-friendly supervisor is supportive of employees’ family roles. This session focuses on teaching participants about the four kinds of family-friendly behaviors, including how to differentiate among them, and what the research suggests about them. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Define family-friendly supervision and the four types of family-friendly supervisor behaviors. 
  • Explain the difference between emotional support, practical support, role-modeling and creative management. 
  • Recognize the benefits of supporting employees with families (i.e., business case).

How to Combat Flex Bias?

Lesson Details

This session increases self-awareness and provides practical strategies to help supervisors combat the flexibility bias. Participants will learn about the relevant research and the strong business case for flexible work arrangements. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize what research tells us about the impact of flexible work arrangements on productivity and profit 
  • Identify and apply strategies to overcome flexibility bias

Course Lessons

This session increases self-awareness and provides practical strategies to help supervisors combat the flexibility bias. Participants will learn about the relevant research and the strong business case for flexible work arrangements. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize what research tells us about the impact of flexible work arrangements on productivity and profit 
  • Identify and apply strategies to overcome flexibility bias

What is the Flex Work Bias & Why Does it Matter?

Lesson Details

Cultural norms encourage workers to stay late, be available 24/7, and rarely take time away from work. As a result, flexible workers are often the target of flexibility bias and those who need flexible arrangements may fear requesting or developing them. Flexible workers may be perceived as less productive and less committed to work. In this session participants will learn about the flexibility bias, the source of this bias as well as consequences. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Reflect on personal beliefs, attitudes and biases regarding flexible work arrangements 
  • Understand the origin of the flexibility bias 
  • Define flexibility bias and flexibility stigma 
  • Understand the effect of flexibility bias and stigma on employees with families

Course Lessons

Cultural norms encourage workers to stay late, be available 24/7, and rarely take time away from work. As a result, flexible workers are often the target of flexibility bias and those who need flexible arrangements may fear requesting or developing them. Flexible workers may be perceived as less productive and less committed to work. In this session participants will learn about the flexibility bias, the source of this bias as well as consequences. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Reflect on personal beliefs, attitudes and biases regarding flexible work arrangements 
  • Understand the origin of the flexibility bias 
  • Define flexibility bias and flexibility stigma 
  • Understand the effect of flexibility bias and stigma on employees with families