Paired with demographic changes such as working women, dual career couples, and aging parents, many employees must combine work with family caregiving. This applies particularly to women who compromise the majority of informal caregivers. The resulting need for work-family reconciliation may not be positively viewed by organizations that often assume a zero-sum approach such that non-work roles and activities compete with work roles and activities. However, the reverse may also be true: non-work involvement can improve leaders’ skills and performance by generating new resources (e.g., skills) that spillover into the workplace. To address these issues, we investigate how caregiving leaders are perceived in organizations, and how it influences their leadership behavior.
Partners & Third Party Funding
Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
Projekt Leaders Who Care