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Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. Peter Drucker
The road to Spokane moves on with our second and final survey, this one is for employers. Last week we started to gather data from working family caregivers in conjunction with my good friend, Denise Brown from Caregiving.com. Denise and I are teaming up again to gather data from organizations who have family caregivers as an employee.
I wrote about my experience as a working family caregiver extensively in Chapter 5 of my book, “What’s The Deal With Caregiving?” and understand the difficulties from both the employee and employer side of the issue. During my family caregiving experience, I was fortunate to work for Mark Ketcham at SunServe Social Services who understood the special needs of being a family caregiver. Not every working family caregiver is that fortunate.
If you are an employer at any level in your organization, I encourage you to take this survey. The survey is 100% anonymous and will probably will take no more than 10 minutes to complete. We will share the results of the survey once my thesis is completed in May.
Here is the link to the Employer Family Caregiver Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CNKRKND
Chris MacLellan is an MA candidate at Gonzaga University studying Leadership and Communication and is the author of “What’s The Deal with Caregiving?” and the host of “Healing Ties” radio program.