Here is some current research on how men and women are different in the workplace. Of course, there are exceptions! Women prefer to work in teams. Men prefer to work alone. Women tend to see problems holistically and can understand issues without knowing all the parts. Men have more linear thought processes and are narrower in their focus. Men break down problems into their component parts and solve them. Men adopt and rely on technology more and sooner than women. Women ask more questions. Men make bolder statements. Men get angry. Women get pouty. Women are better at supporting, showing appreciation and rewarding. Men are better at delegating and directing. Men show more confidence than women. Women will be prepared but will feel unprepared. Men will be unprepared but feel they can “wing” it. Women want more challenges. Men want more money. Men will ask for want they want. Women are more subtly persuasive. The good news is that if you have both men and women on your team, you have a better team!
Dear Dr. Mimi – Overwhelmed
Dear Dr. Mimi:I have been struggling to be able to advocate for myself at work. Recently, I feel like I have overcommitted myself to projects and have too many things on my plate. I am newer to the company and do not want to look bad if I speak up and ask for deadline extensions, […]
Dear Dr. Mimi – Questionably Questioned
Dear Dr. Mimi:My co-worker constantly asks me personal questions that are not appropriate for theworkplace. Whenever I tell them it makes me uncomfortable, they apologize but continue topry. What do I do? I am upset with the constant questioning.—Questionably Questioned Dear Questionably Questioned:It’s important to set clear boundaries with your co-worker and let them know […]
The Perfect Vacation for Various DISC Types
While DISC is mainly for the workplace, knowing DISC Behavioral Styles can help in a variety of scenarios, including planning your vacation. The DISC profile measures behavior and divides it into four basic styles, Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness. By knowing people’s DISC type, you can include vacation scenarios and activities that appeal to their […]
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