Men's Marriages Affect Attitudes About Female Co-workers
The study showed the following about men whose wives don’t work outside the home or who work part-time.
- They hold an unfavorable view of women in the workplace
- They believe the workplace runs less smoothly with more women
- They see a workplace with women leaders as less desirable
- They consider female candidates up for promotion as being less qualified than male candidates, even when they are comparable
Making matters worse, the men with these particular biases are also more likely to be situated in senior positions, meaning that they have more control over the ability of women to advance.
The author concludes that companies might want to consider implementing training that makes people more aware of how their personal experiences and unconscious biases might be affecting the way they see their colleagues’ ability to lead.
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