Out of Office

Flexible work a career killer for men

As much as we like and endorse Out of Office work, we also recognise it has some disadvantages. One that isn’t commonly discussed is that Out of Office workers are often seen as second-class citizens, and possibly overlooked for interesting opportunities and promotion.

A report by Bain & Company and Chief Executive Women backs this up, suggesting this is particularly disadvantageous for men in the workplace, who are seen as “not serious”, and hence not treated equally with colleagues. The same applies to some women as well, but Out of Office work can also be seen as positive for them, because (rightly or wrongly) it’s seen as an indication of greater commitment, especially when juggling family and home life.

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