It's never going to be easy for women to have fulfilling careers and raise families in today’s business world. But employers can make it easier for them by creating more flexibility in the work place, which allows women to accommodate work on top of their responsibilities outside of their job. Offering flexible work schedules is the need of the hour across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. A recent report titled 'Power Women in Arabia: Shaping the Path for Regional Gender Equality' from A T Kearney, a global management consulting firm, reveals that participation of women in the workforce in GCC countries remains one of the lowest globally. And while several companies are offering incentives like free nursery services and flexible work schedules, more needs to be done. A survey conducted in Abu Dhabi last year found that most women felt that more flexible hours in the workplace would help them significantly.It’s not always easy to find a flex-friendly employer, so asking for a flexible schedule at your current job is the fastest way to get it. Follow these seven steps to successfully negotiate the arrangement:
The right technology, regular communication and a disciplined attitude can ensure that a company and its employees can find the right fit between remote and office working hours. So go ahead and ask for your flexible hours!
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