#GAReads | Everyone Likes Flex Time, but We Punish Women Who Use It
Offering flexible workplace schedules seems like a no-brainer. Work has become more flexible — tied less to specific times and places — and gender roles have changed. Letting employees shift their hours to accommodate hectic life schedules makes sense. Surveys show that flex time ranks high on the list of benefits employees want and that women value it even more than men do.
But two recent studies suggest flex-time programs may be costly to the people who enroll in them, especially women.