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"This worries me a little. As long children are not in school, people think: 'Women have to take care of them.'"

The Austrian CHANGErs Anita Thaler and Julian Anslinger researched in autumn 2020 how organisations have changed in the Covid-19 pandemic, and which challenges leaders, especially female leaders, had to face and with what kind of strategies they reacted to those changes.
The result is an insight into ten Styrian organisations from the logistics, technology, travel agency, health, and public services sector.
The corona crisis brought unforeseen challenges like contact tracing, health issues, but also home-office blurred the boundaries between job and private lives.
Increased reconciliation issues have raised fears of a societal backlash regarding gender equality, especially when it comes to combining home-office with home-schooling, while schools have been closed in the pandemic.

 

The whole study in German :

Thaler, Anita & Anslinger, Julian (2020). Unternehmen in der Corona-Virus-Pandemie. Ein Stimmungsbild von weiblichen Führungskräften in der Steiermark. Graz: IFZ-Forschungsbericht. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.32360.70401.

Download: https://www.ifz.at/sites/default/files/2021-02/FELIN_Studie_Unternehmen_Corona_2021_2101.pdf (accessed: 02.02.2021).