Improvising New Careers An excellent academic study of reduced workload arrangements for managers and professionals, by McGill Management professor Mary Dean Lee. Key findings include: career advancement slowed but did not stop, responsibility for subordinates was NOT a stumbling block (though this did depend on how independent the subordinates were), support of the senior manager is essential, those who were supportive saw it as a way to avoid losing a star performer or to recruit talent, need trial periods and fine tuning with experience.
Flexible Working Arrangements
(see also Home-based Work, Job Sharing, Part-time Work, Work & Life Balance)
Home-Based Work (includes self-employment; telecommuting, etc.)
Women and Work
Women - Other sites of interest
FEMALE Home Page - An organization for "sequencing" mothers: women who have altered their career paths in order to care for their children at home. (Slow to load.)
Work & Family/Personal Life Balance