A new survey by theSkimm finds that Millennial women feel at odds about working remotely.
The survey of over 1,600 respondents showed that two-thirds of women consider remote working a priority, with 22% stating they would not work for an employer if working from home was not an option.
“The most obvious benefit of remote work options is flexibility,” said Carly Zakin, Co-CEO of theSkimm. “With all the demands that women have faced in the past year and a half, working remotely may seem like the better alternative because it allows millennial women and millennial moms to create a schedule that works best for them and their families.”
For women in particular, the disproportionate expectations of balancing childcare with work responsibilities has become a huge challenge.
With mothers three times more likely to be responsible for housework and childcare responsibilities during the midst of the pandemic, flexibility in the workplace has become an invaluable asset for many.
However, despite the necessity of remote working for many working mothers, 40% still feel pressured to return to the office if their male colleagues do so for fear of missing out on career opportunities.
Zakin suggests that in order to even the playing field out for all employees, leaders should implement a performance model that focuses on work performance regardless of where employees are working from.