Why Organizational Support Is Crucial for Working Moms Returning to the Workplace

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So this. Paper is called mothers re entry a relative contribution perspective of dual earner parents roles resources and outcomes and it was published in the academy management journal Very recently just came out. I believe it's a two twenty twenty one paper. And it's by laura little and courtney masterson and The paper basically takes a look at the importance of mothers being supported by their organizations. When they're coming back from attorney leave And one of the reasons that they focus on this time period and on mothers in particular is because after women. Leave the workforce to take maternity. Leave while it's a really nice break. from work responsibilities and allows them to focus holy. Or you know almost entirely on the family domain. It can be stressful. Figure out how then to reincorporate work into your life. Now that you've been spending time just focused on family. It can be stressful to anticipate what that returned to. Work is gonna look like and there are also some anticipated stressors that come from thinking through how your identity might play out. Were shift so there. Some research out there that looks at how pregnant women anticipate their identity shifts once they become working moms and that bat nine months of pregnancy is really a time period where people are thinking about. What's that gonna look like. And who am i and who do i wanna be. And how much do. I wanna put emphasis on on my work identity year my family identity or my mom identity in particular so there's some stressors that are introduced wall. Obviously it's a wonderful thing to have maternity leave and it's it's a fantastic resource and they're not arguing at all that that's not the keys. But when people are anticipating that reentry it can be a particularly stressful time. And so they're kind of honing in on that time period to take a look at how organizational support might play a role in affecting some of that

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