Why do caring workspaces matter?
Caring workspaces prioritize caring for each employee equally. They aim to end inequalities stemming from the gendered division of roles in workspaces. In order to become an equal and inclusive workspace; they do research, take action and transform workspaces and workspace practices in an inclusive way.
COVID-19 pandemic brought a new urgency to our inquiries on this subject. Remote work has become widespread and the boundaries of paid and unpaid areas of our lives have been further blurred. As a result, there has been more pressure on working parents. Once again we are reminded of the central role of emotional labor, emotional intelligence, empathy and resilience within the fundamental work responsibilities and skills in work life.
Physical features, working areas, design decisions
Social rights, policy documents, mechanisms
Working groups, trainings, budgetary decisions
Employee relations, horizontal relations, wellbeing
Beyond the workspace
Beyond our workspaces, relations with outside, environment
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