Slowly but surely, it seems, a cultural shift is taking place in Germany. For decades, a family photo on the office desk was the full extent of a man’s expression of family friendliness in the work place. Men who made a point of taking care of their children may not have been denigrated as wimps, exactly, but they were certainly seen as strange creatures, acting in opposition to the traditional male role of the hard-working, career-oriented breadwinner.
But those days seem to be over. According to one study, 91 percent of fathers say they want to spend time with their families during the workweek as well.
Corporate Wake-Up Call: German Dads Demand Family Time (Spiegel Online)