Fathers who work flexibly feel less stressed and get to engage more with their families. So why do Australian men use flexible working arrangements so infrequently?

Much of the answer lies in workplace culture and masculine identity. Fortunately, there’s plenty that organisations and managers can do to change this. University of South Australia researcher Dr Ashlee Borgkvist outlines some solutions in this deep dive into working dads.


  • Some fathers see themselves first and foremost as financial providers, while others view their use of flexible work as culturally groundbreaking and an act of manliness.
  • In the Q&A: How do individual teams adapt the way they work to support flexibility?

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