When employers encourage an office environment that supports positive and social relationships between women co-workers, especially in primarily male dominated organisations, they are less likely to experience conflict among women employees.
According to a study:
- Bonding among female co-workers can be favourable for the workplace.
- It reduces conflict among female employees.
- According to a study in the INFORMS journal Organisation Science.
- When employers encourage an office environment that supports positive relationships between women co-workers.
- Especially, in primarily male dominated organizations.
- Then they are less likely to experience conflict among women employees.
Jennifer Merluzzi said:
- Jennifer Merluzzi of George Washington University.
- She said, while gender diversity and inequality are well documented topics in management.
- In addition, sociology and labour economics.
- Only few have looked closely at the gendered negative relationships.
- Merluzzi surveyed 145 management-level employees regarding workplace dynamics.
- At two large US firms that were primarily male-dominated.
- In addition, with women representing less than one-third of the workforce and under 15% of the senior management.
- While men and women are equally likely to mention having a difficult co-worker.
- But as compared to men, women are more likely to cite another woman as a difficult co-worker than a man.
- However, this tendency is reduced among women who cite having more women co-workers for friendship at work.
- Understanding the relational side of conflict also bears practical importance.
- As companies increasingly organize using diverse teams.
- In addition, heightening the reliance on informal ties.
- The ties between and within gender to get work accomplished.