Right now, we are all – military and civilian alike – navigating uncharted territory. We all face challenges with what work might look like and how those of us with children will balance work and parenting. We all need flexibility.
The time to take a close look at what has and hasn’t worked is now.
Flexible opportunities make it possible to grow a career, provide for a family and maintain self-efficacy.
As a 100% virtual organization, MFAN has been able to support military spouses with meaningful opportunities for career growth, regardless of where the military may send them. While a virtual workplace may not be a possibility for your business, there are other ways to promote a culture of flexibility. Here are some things that we have seen work:
• Flexible leave and hours
•Consistent investment in individuals, including their career growth
•Virtual water coolers
It is how we respond in challenging times that defines us. Employees will remember how we treat them now, more than ever.
An investment in flexibility is good for our teams and for our businesses.
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