The pandemic has brought the buzzworthy bullseye of work-life balance to the forefront, as childcare and conference calls are now colliding on so many daily calendars. But despite having more irons in the fire, working women seem to be handling the deluge of duties better than their male counterparts, a recent Office Pulse survey found.
50% of women say their personal responsibilities have increased during the pandemic. When looking at daily tasks, more women than men have balanced working full-time (63%), caring for children (56%), caring for other family members (56%) and preparing meals (67%) in the last year.
This is echoed at the office, as 53% of women say their professional responsibilities have gone up.
Impressively, in the face of escalating obligations, a whopping 76% of women say they have not fallen behind at work because of these added responsibilities. The same can’t be said for men: 40% admitted they have found themselves lagging.
How would you best describe your work performance during the COVID-19 pandemic?