In a lockdown, where does work end and parenting begin? Welcome to the brave new world of ‘zigzag working’

Great article found here –

Employers might also consider tweaks for lockdown working, including:

Recognising that working parents may be frequently interrupted, prolonged periods of “focused time” do not exist, and there is no such thing as “complete silence”

Not starting online meetings exactly on the hour, when school class sessions typically start

Checking in advance with working parents when is convenient to take a call, or scheduling a time for one

Breaking up long online meetings with micro breaks for all participants

Recording organisational updates so parents can tune in at a time to suit the family schedule

Enabling and encouraging staff to take reasonable breaks, as they would do in a normal work environment

Encouraging and facilitating discussions of “chaos” to counteract notions of being the ideal worker or parent.