Working women are often confronted with double binds caused by gender stereotypes and norms about gender roles, which can hinder women in business from successfully occupying positions of authority. A double bind is a situation in which a person making a decision receives conflicting messages, and no matter what the person does, they'll be doing something that will be thought of as wrong.
It has been more than 100 years since women started entering the workforce, and they are still fighting for equality. Research highlights a lack of women in higher positions, pay gaps between women and their male coworkers, and discrimination against women who are married, women who have children, and women in general. Take a look at our latest infographic for a brief history of women in the workplace.
Women are an invaluable part of the workforce, making up nearly 47 percent of all working adults. Women are athletes, academics, actors, and accountants; politicians, pilots, plumbers, and police officers; scientists, school teachers, sanitation workers, and security guards. Few jobs have never been held by a woman.
In many ways, we are far from the days in American history in which women were told their place was either in the home or in particular roles doing "woman's work."
Active listening is a way of listening and responding to another person that improves mutual understanding. Active listening can be employed in varied organizational settings, in discussions between managers and employees, in interviews of all types, and in mediation and conflict resolution. Check out these ten tips on how you can improve your active listening skills.
Business ethics should be at the forefront of every organization’s culture. Unethical behavior can be costly from both a legal and public relations standpoint. Learn about the six frameworks for ethical decision making in our latest infographic.