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Women more collaborative in work teams

Women more collaborative in work teams

When it comes to leadership in the workplace, work teams made up mostly of women tend to share leadership roles more than teams dominated by men, says a University of Toronto organizational behaviour expert.

“Women tend to prefer egalitarian norms in work groups whereas men favour hierarchical structures,” says Jennifer Berdahl, business professor at U of T’s Rotman School of Management and lead author of the study published in the March issue of Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice. This, in turn, influences how men and women work together on teams, she adds.

Women more collaborative in work teams

John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Dr. John Grohol is the founder & CEO of Psych Central. He is an author, researcher and expert in mental health online, and has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues -- as well as the intersection of technology and human behavior -- since 1992. Dr. Grohol sits on the editorial board of the journal Computers in Human Behavior and is a founding board member and treasurer of the Society for Participatory Medicine. He writes regularly and extensively on mental health concerns, the intersection of technology and psychology, and advocating for greater acceptance of the importance and value of mental health in today's society. You can learn more about Dr. John Grohol here.


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Grohol, J. (2005). Women more collaborative in work teams. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 19, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/blog/women-more-collaborative-in-work-teams/

 

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