Father’s Day is a day to celebrate the paternal role in each of our lives – from biological, step-, or adopted fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and father figures who have helped shape who we are today.
At dentsu X, we prioritize tailoring experiences to better serve our people: from extensive parental and caregiver leave to help with therapy, specialist support in adoption, fertility, and surrogacy. We take pride in being an agency that can provide our people with the necessary support and care when they need it.
To celebrate Father’s Day, we are proud to highlight some of the caregivers at our agency, who share their experience on encouraging and creating balance between their roles as family members and employees.
What is the biggest challenge/benefit to working from home and being a parental figure?
“Dad, what’s this word?” “Can you throw the football?” “I had a bad day at school, can you talk?” …just a few phrases I hear from my three kids ages 9, 7, and 4. Being present for these moments is the biggest challenge and benefit outcome as we shifted to our Future of Work charter enabling me to provide for my family in ways that I never thought possible.
– Hank Beaver, VP, Client Services
How does being a parent/role model for young children influence your leadership style?
A lot of things are pulled into perspective. No matter what, my kids need to be picked up from school and need dinner. It helps to prioritize certain aspects because I know what is of the highest importance and it empowers me to make space for people on my team and their own unique circumstances.
– Jacob Davis, SVP, Managing Director
How has dentsu supported you as a working father/parental figure?
The flexibility that dentsu provides with working remotely really allows me and other parents to work within a schedule that is best for their family. As much as I enjoy and value time in the office with my coworkers, the ability to choose when I work there vs. home is invaluable. And everyone we work with, even clients, are very understanding of this new way of working and the need for flexibility.
– Josh Miller, VP, Paid Search Lead