Life Balance Myth Busted

October 23, 2014 8:21 PM

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In the past, discussions surrounding flexible work schedules have tended to focus more on women than on men. But as gender roles have shifted and women and men have taken on similar roles in their households, that conversation is changing. More than three-quarters of men in the United States are now working flexible schedules, and 77 percent of them are comfortable doing so, according to a new study.

The research, from the Working Mother Research Institute and Ernst & Young LLP, found that men with access to flex scheduling say they are happier and more productive, have higher morale and loyalty, and maintain better relationships with co-workers than peers who are forced to work traditional sche...

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