New Rules for Women: Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together

New Rules for Women: Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together

by Anne Litwin


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For the most part, women work together well. Yet the latest research clearly shows that many women struggle in their workplace relationships with other women. These struggles can be frustrating for women--and a bottom-line concern for employers.

Dr. Anne Litwin exposes key sources of confusion and misunderstanding between women colleagues and offers powerful tools for preventing and resolving conflict that result in better relationships, as well as increased productivity and retention.

Readers will learn how to

- Leverage women's strengths such as team- and consensus-building

- Overcome conflicts due to gender socialization and organizational culture

- Recognize and manage role boundaries and gender expectations

- Learn what patterns exist in working relationships among women and how women's expectations can create misunderstandings

When women can better understand themselves and their female colleagues, work relationships become stronger and productivity and job satisfaction increase.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982056981
Publisher: Third Bridge Press
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Pages: 162
Sales rank: 1,022,451
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Context: Friendship Rules in a "Man's World" 7

Chapter 2 You Can't Get Too Buddy-Buddy with Women: Double Binds and Limited Support 23

Chapter 3 One Ball of Wax: Avoiding Boundary Confusion 39

Chapter 4 Under Our Breath: Gossip and Indirect Communication 53

Chapter 5 Behind the Door and under the Bus: Intentionally Hurtful Behaviors 67

Chapter 6 It's Not "lust the Way Women Are": We Can Change the Patterns 858

Chapter 7 Culture Matters: Differences Make a Difference 101

Chapter 8 Case Examples and Conclusion 115

Appendix 127

Notes 135

Index 147

About the Author 159

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Elena_Feliz More than 1 year ago
This book is essential and powerful. I thought I was pretty sophisticated about dynamics/issues between women but I was blown away with Dr. Litwin's ability to provide the latest information, tools, suggestions, etc. in a practical, easy-to-read book (though research based). As a woman of color, this information was relevant and inclusive. Whether in the workplace or community, with colleagues, family or friends, New Rules for Women belongs in the hands of every woman, girl, man, boy and continuum of humanity. What a difference this book will make! It certainly has opened my eyes and mind.