A new survey has emphasised the usefulness of parenting skills in the workplace, grapevine.com reports.
A poll by the Korn/Ferry Institute has revealed that a huge 95 per cent of women in business believe that being a mother and raising children has endowed them with skills that they have been able to transfer to the office; using to their advantage.
Respondents said that they most highly valued being able to motivate/inspire others, learning agility and gaining confidence; all competencies that parenting has provided. They also believed that they were now more able to apply past experiences in new and relevant ways, according to prnewswire.co.uk.
In addition, 80 per cent of women said that they felt advances in technology and home working had enabled them to develop a better work-life balance.
The findings are encouraging news and will hopefully inspire those that have delayed having children for fear of it adversely impacting their careers.
Commenting on the survey, Kathy Woods of Korn/Ferry said: “The findings show that parenthood offers a world of training in psychology, time management and diplomacy that can easily be applied to business. And technology is making it easier than ever for women to hold the dual roles of executive and parent.”
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