The most intriguing idea in corporate benefits is not onsite nap rooms, workplace yoga, or unlimited paid vacation. It’s mandatory paternity leave, a practice that means new dads don’t just have the option to take time off, they have to stay home with the new baby.
This concept has gained some traction in Scandinavia but not much elsewhere. In many countries, including the United States, China, and India, there is no legal provision for paid paternity leave. And in countries that offer paid parental leave to all new dads, it often goes unused. Which