Men negotiating the work-life balance
August 3, 2011
The pressures that women encountered when entering the workforce in large numbers â€“ to excel at home and at work â€“ are now being felt more fully by men. Thatâ€™s the finding of a new study of the work-life balance by the Families and Work Institute, “The New Male Mystique” (link to pdf). Fathers in two-income households report their stress levels rising from 35 percent in 1977 to 60 percent in2008, with increasing expectations for menâ€™s involvement at home competing with lengthening workdays. The reportâ€™s lead author, KERSTIN AUMANN, joins guest-host TRACEY MATISAK and STEW FRIEDMAN (link to .doc), Practice Professor of Management and Director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project and author of Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life, to discuss how men are negotiating the increasingly difficult balance between work and home.