Is it true that female colleagues are rivals most of the time? No, it is not!
According to the research conducted by Andrea S. Kramer and Alton B. for the Harvard Business Review, there is no empirical evidence supporting the notion that women are more mean-spirited, antagonistic, or untrustworthy in dealing with other women than men are in dealing with other men. But then, why is it that this mistaken view so diffused?
Here are the main causes for this myth to still be alive:
- Gendered workplace, which causes both affinity and gender bias
- Workplace expectations, which put women under the wrong judgement
As the article says, men and women are not different: “When women and men behave differently in the workplace, it is not because of different psychological characteristics but because biased practices and procedures result in the two groups having disparate workplace experiences.”
Read the full article to know more!