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Career and family balance

If you have, or plan to have, children, what sort of balance do you seek between career and family life? Do you believe that the mindset of corporate America is conducive to the type of work and family arrangement that would suit you?
Should the United States require companies to provide paid maternity leave? Should it assist them to do so? What about paternity leave?
Should specialized organizational arrangements be made for workers who wish to combine career and child raising? Suppose specialized organizational arrangements must be made for such workers. Identify steps that companies can take to accommodate parental needs more effectively.
Does a firm have an obligation to give employees the flexibility to work out the particular balance of career and family that is right for them? On the other hand, does this go beyond the social responsibilities of business?

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If you have, or plan to have, children, what sort of balance do you seek between career and family life? Do you believe that the mindset of corporate America is conducive to the type of work and family arrangement that would suit you?

Work/family conflict and family/work conflict are crippling issues that if not addressed appropriately will decimate employee workforces. I believe that corporate America doesn't place enough emphasis on this balance of career and family, and the pendulum sways too much toward work instead of family. The balance that I would seek is in accordance to European standards wherein more vacation time is allotted for employees to guarantee that career and family life have an optimal ...

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This solution discusses various aspects of career and family balance including child raising.

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