How many times have you wanted to just shut down your laptop and walk out of your workplace in the middle of the day because you were overworked and exhausted? Well, most people think that this issue is more prominent in women than in men but this is far from the truth. A new study has found that work-family conflicts are just as much a problem for men as they are for women.
The study was conducted over a period of 18 months on employees who worked at a global consulting firm. When these employees were questioned, most of the men complained about feeling guilty because they missed out on important events in their family's lives like missing out on their kid's soccer game or not being available for their partners.
But apparently, since women are more vocal about the distress they feel, it is often thought that women are more prone to leaving their jobs for their families. It was also found that most of these men suppressed their feelings instead of being vocal about them. In fact, most of them didn't even believe that they were having a hard time at work and just thought of it as something that only women go through.
Most of the other men also tried to hide this fact by using humour or by emphasising that the situation now isn't as bad as it used to be before. Because of this assumption, women tend to face more problems in the workplace. They're looked down upon when it comes to positions of superiority and management and men are given preference for these positions instead.
It's time that organisations realise that working people down into the ground is not going to get them any results and that women need to be given equal opportunities in the workplace. Stay tuned for more updates.