Strong bonding among women co-workers.

Strong bonding among women co-workers.

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.

Author Revealed:

  • 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.

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