We’ve come a long way from working 9-5 in suits and ties.
In the Social Age, agile businesses need to be magnetic to talent, not drive it away. We need to be flexible to match the needs of people with the needs of businesses. After all, we all need each other.
Instead of restricting access to IT or making people feel like there’s a decision to be made between ‘family‘ and ‘career‘, maybe the decision should just be ‘which of these great places to work am i going to choose?‘, or ‘Which of these great people do we want to work with?‘ Whichever continent they work on. Baby or not.
It’s partly about mindset: do you think that you have to plead for a job, or can you be so magnetic in the market that people queue up to engage with you. As a freelancer, associate, colleague or mother, all in one.