Have you ever asked a hiring manager if he or she schedules meetings after 5 p.m. (let alone 4 p.m.)? We have, and it might be one of the most effective questions to help shift a company culture — simply asking the question forces thought around the implications (for example, it may make it difficult to pick the kids up on time before the daycare closes).

We know this isn’t always possible, but it’s questions like these that we are asking at companies to spark conversation around flexibility, and ultimately move the needle.

Here’s a list of conversation starters around flexibility that you’re welcome to share with employers. We’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts in the comments on what companies should consider, too. #nomeetingsafter5