Reimagining schools as remote employers
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Kate Eberle Walker, CEO, PresenceLearningKate Eberle Walker is a CEO, author, and working mother. She is the CEO of PresenceLearning, the leading company of live, online special education-related services for K-12 schools. She is an education industry leader with 20-plus years of experience managing, recommending, getting, and purchasing education business, and the author of the brand-new book, The Good Boss: Nine Ways Every Manager Can Support Women at Work.
To think about keeping workers, schools need to believe about retaining females, and especially working moms. Over 80 percent of working mommies who opted not to work say they would have continued working if there had been an alternative to work from house.
In 2020, working from home ended up being “the new typical,” with workers across all sectors figuring out how to do as much of their work as possible online. A U.S. Census Bureau survey from 10 years earlier discovered that remote work was growing everywhere other than the public sector, where the percentage of remote employees stayed low.
In 2020, working from house became “the brand-new normal,” with employees throughout all sectors figuring out how to do as much of their work as possible online. A U.S. Census Bureau survey from 10 years earlier found that remote work was growing all over except the public sector, where the percentage of remote workers remained low. Over 80 percent of working mamas who decided not to work state they would have continued working if there had actually been an option to work from house.
While some roles within schools will continue to feel very rooted in the buildings, people will be looking for ways to inject more flexibility into their jobs. Educators, administrators, and provider adapted and evolved to a remote working environment for over a year, and moving forward we require to think about where remote work might have the ability to continue beyond the pandemic.