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Pepperdine Graziadio Assistant Professor Bobbi Thomason and DBA student Michael Cusumano Collaborate on Harvard Business Review Article

July 23, 2021  | 1 min read

Bobbi Thomason profile While families have been understandably exhausted by many dimensions of the pandemic, remote work led to a profound change for the better in many households: Dads were home. Pepperdine Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Science Bobbi Thomason and Executive Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) candidate Michael Cusumano tackle the subject of how fathers can maintain active roles in their children’s lives once offices re-open. The article, appearing in Harvard Business Review, describes the benefits families enjoy when dad is engaged and navigating obstacles such as dad’s asking for time off from work to help at home.  Despite the challenges, write Thomason and Cusumano, fathers who are more involved with their families are less likely to think about quitting their jobs and experience greater job satisfaction.

The full article is available on Harvard Business Review.