Culture of Life
Parents Make Better Bosses
A formative, family-friendly factoid from a recent study or survey in the news.
BY John Lilly
April 8-14, 2007 Issue | Posted 4/3/07 at 9:00 AM
A new study shows that workplace managers who have children are happier and more productive on the job than their non-parent counterparts. Specifically, dads and moms are better able to handle workplace stress, resolve conflicts and juggle competing priorities. Laura Graves of Clark University, co-author of the study, says the demands of children and a busy household don’t add to workplace stress but, rather, help managers deal with it. And family experiences, she says, “help managers develop the ability to see others’ views.”
Source: Journal of Applied
Psychology, March 2007
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