Workforce and Employment

'Zigzag working’: The alternating shift between paid and unpaid work for parents

Some parents are making a constant switch between working from home and parenting; an alternation which has been dubbed 'zigzag working' by experts. Image: UNSPLASH/Marisa Howenstine

Candice Harris

Professor of Management, Auckland University of Technology

Jarrod Haar

Professor of Human Resource Management, Auckland University of Technology

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