Part Time Partner Redux: So We Solved the Problem, Didn't We?

6 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2004  

Thomas A. Kochan

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Date Written: September 2002

Abstract

A teaching case on the reality of part time policies for associates and partners in law firms. This case shows that formal policies have failed to overcome the informal norms or culture that penalized professionals for deviating from what was engrained in the minds of senior partners and others in the profession as the "ideal worker." It asks the reader to develop a strategy, considering the different stakeholders, to solve this problem.

Keywords: part-time, parental leave

Suggested Citation

Kochan, Thomas A., Part Time Partner Redux: So We Solved the Problem, Didn't We? (September 2002). MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4471-02; MIT Workplace Center Working Paper No. 101. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=511242 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.511242

Thomas A. Kochan (Contact Author)

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