Why is it that many women believe that working with other women is harder than working with men? A clue: it’s not because women actually are harder to work with.
After decades of working to help women to succeed at work, Andie Kramer and Al Harris noticed the same thing over and over again: Women’s relationships with other women are causing conflict in the workplace and this is hindering careers across the board.
Their research demonstrates that at the root of these clashes lie stereotypes, toxic assumptions and societal expectations about how women should behave. Through extensive research and hundreds of interviews, Andie and Al have identified the most fraught scenarios of women working for, working with, supervising, and collaborating with other women.
It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace provides practical, immediately usable techniques that will allow women to develop strong networks that will foster their career success and organizations to structure their policies and practices – unlocking the potential of women in team situations. The companies that succeed in the future will be those where bias no longer blocks women’s career satisfaction or advancement to leadership.