Women in the Workplace

September 4, 2013 at 3:19 pm (Strategies for Success, workplace)

Hot off the press!

If you are interested in the latest information and research about women and men in the workplace, take a look at Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business. This new book was co-authored by relationship expert, John Gray, Ph.D. and gender in the workplace expert, Barbara Annis.  This visional and inspirational book was released May 2013. workwithme

Men and women want to work more successfully with each other, but many are unsure how to do it! Men and women have different ways to communicate, solve problems, make decisions, deal with stress, etc.

Here’s a brief list of the ‘8 Blind Spots’
1. Do Women want men to change?
2. Do men appreciate women?
3. Are women being excluded (minimized) in the workplace?
4. Do men have to walk on eggshells with women?
5. Do women ask too many questions?
6. Do men listen?
7. Are women too emotional?
8. Are men insensitive?

You’ll find this a helpful resource for both women and men who are in the workplaceor preparing to enter the workforce. Dr. John Gray (Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus) and Barbara Annis (an expert on gender in the workplace since 1986 and chair of the women’s leadership board at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government) write about gender differences in the workplace and the results of questionnaires/interviews with over 100,000 Fortune 500 company executives.

You may want to download this book, or pick it up at your library or bookstore. If you want to learn more about Barbara Annis, check out this Youtube video of an interview with her.   It includes an interesting discussion that includes mentoring.

Here’s more about the book: Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business, written by Barbara Annis & John Gray, Ph.D.

“Readers will discover the Eight Gender Blind Spots, the false assumptions and opinions men and women have of each other, and in many ways, believe of themselves. Through research, science, and stories, Annis and Gray expose the blind spots that cause our misunderstandings, miscommunications, mistrust, resentment, and frustrations at work. Readers will discover the biology and social influences that compel men and women to think and act as they do, and direct how they communicate, solve problems, make decisions, resolve conflict, lead others, and deal with stress, enabling them to achieve greater success and satisfaction in their professional and personal lives. Work With Me is the definitive work-life relational guide, filled with “ah-ha!” moments and discoveries that will remove the blind spots and enable men and women to work and succeed together. “ (Amazon.com)

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