Are you a parent with school-aged children at home? Or a leader with team members who have young children?
Chances are you’re pretty stressed out right now — managing work and home life just got a whole lot harder, and with many schools switching to partial or fully remote learning, it’s a long road ahead. We’ve gathered resources, advice, and predictions from purpose-driven leaders with children at home on how to juggle work and kids.
With so many (awesome!) parents in the Small Giants Community — leaders, emerging leaders, and employees alike — we want to do our part to tackle this challenge as a community.
We rolled out the welcome mat to our Zoom room to bring working parents and leaders together for a casual, open roundtable discussion to share strategies for managing work and family stress, supporting team members with children, and how to approach homeschooling as a working parent.
Here are the top takeaways and highlights from our roundtable discussion on how to juggle work, kids, and a pandemic.
Small Giants company Badger Balm actively supports families instead of just working around them. The business has a babies-at-work program, its own full-day, affordable childcare center, paid family leave, and care reimbursement for parents of school-aged children.
Although the circumstances are extraordinary, work from home orders are prompting many to reconsider their stance on virtual work. In the short-term, working from home offers continued safety to team members who aren’t confident about returning to the office. But in the long term, what can we learn from this experience to create a more flexible, rewarding work experience for our team members?
We talked to three purpose-driven leaders to hear their perspectives on returning to the office, the future of working from home, and how to keep employees engaged right now.
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Small Giants Community Program Director
The Small Giants Community is hiring! Are you looking for a job where you get to work remotely with a hard-working, tight-knit team? Do you like talking about values-based businesses, inspiring leadership stories, and Ted Lasso? Boy, do we have the job for you!
We’re a high-performing team working hard to grow the Small Giants Community, an organization committed to identifying, connecting, and developing purpose-driven business leaders. Our network spans more than 6,000 leaders, 300 companies, and 28,000 employees who are growing with intention, and we believe that more and more people are beginning to see the value in purpose-driven business.
Basically, we’re a small but mighty team. We’re energized by coffee, the sun and leaders doing great things in the world via their companies. We’re looking for someone to add value to our team with their own unique skills, motivations, and experience. This person has to be flexible and able to manage their own workload deftly while also being incredibly team-oriented.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Small Giants Community as a Full-Time Program Director. In this role, in collaboration with the executive director, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing various programs including the Summit, Leadership Academy, Sounding Board, content development, and our marketing efforts. You’ll also be responsible for cultivating relationships and managing a team. You will play a vital role in shaping and driving the organization’s mission to foster values-driven leadership and promote a community of purpose-driven businesses.
Benefits & Perks:
About the Small Giants Community team:
To identify, connect, and develop purpose-driven business leaders.
Our Core Values
Trust Each Other: We understand that the team will thrive when we fully trust one another and assume the best intentions, support one another, and work toward a common goal.
Grow with Purpose: We continuously invest in our learning and development, seeking new opportunities to grow our skills and strengthen our weaknesses so that we can better serve the Community.
Work Mindfully: We prioritize meaningful, quality work over everything. We’re committed to being present with the current objective and giving it our full attention, providing the best possible opportunities and resources to our Community.
Create Great Experiences: We are committed to doing things differently. We understand that the Small Giants difference is high-class, personal and meaningful experiences that result in lifelong learning and lasting relationships.
Be Responsive: We believe in meeting and exceeding the promises we make. In working with each other and with customers, we are responsive and accountable.
Sounds like an interesting opportunity and/or want to learn more? Email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.