Once in a while, a clear example of the value of diversity in the workplace comes to us from someone sharing his or her story of an organizational experience. One such story from Sallie Krawcheck in Time magazine highlights three reasons why organizations need more women in leadership:
An excerpt from my book, New Rules for Women, available at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982056982/):
Welcome to the launch of my new blog, “New Rules for Women.” I hope this blog will stimulate conversations about the issues and challenges that women face in the workplace. It can also be a place where we celebrate our strengths and exchange ideas for how to build upon them. I hope that both women and men will engage in these conversations as a way to understand each other better and learn to support each other more. We need to work together to bring about the many changes needed in our work environments to make them more inclusive of all of us and make our organizations more productive. I look forward to hearing from you.
Relationships at work are important for getting things done, and they increase our ability to enjoy our work. Of course, we can be friendly with both female and male coworkers, but my research and the subject of my new book, New Rules for Women, shows that women often have different relationship expectations of their female colleagues than of their male colleagues. I call these expectations women’s friendship rules.