A new survey has found men are twice as likely to go into the office to get away from their family at home.
The study by UK co-working space provider Runway East found people experienced fewer distractions while in the office.
The survey found one in four people gave “getting away from family” as a reason for going into the office, with men twice as likely to give this answer.
Career Psychologist Sinéad Brady said women are more likely to take on additional responsibilities at home.
“Traditionally mothers carry the load of domestic chores in the home and care for children,” she said.
“That hasn’t changed despite the number of women who are mothers who are in the paid workplace.
“While a mother actually may want to go to the office and have a break at the office because it is just one thing you’re focusing on, you’re not free to do it.”
She said people should not use their job as a way to escape responsibilities at home.
“There is a team of people at home you're responsible for and part of that response is the domestic load but also caring for your family,” she said.
“Shirking your family responsibility at home in order to be more present at the office is not necessarily a good way to adult or be present in your relationship at home.”
Ms Brady also said there should be more “openness” between employers and their employees working from home about the fact they have to care for young children.
“It is okay to put your toddler on your knee and have that conversation with your toddler there,” she said.
“Say they’re here, let them say hello and then bring them back to your partner.”