“Women’s Work: Never Too Nice”

So, are you too nice at work? Or not nice enough? This article explains the drawbacks of both:

"Working women were once kept beneath the glass ceiling because they were considered ‘too nice.’ Now they’re being held back because they aren’t nice enough.

"In an effort to erase gender discrimination, many companies have been abandoning their emphasis on stereotypical male qualities like assertiveness, and seeking workers with interpersonal sensitivity and people skills. Or ‘qualities usually associated with women,’ says Peter Glick, a professor of psychology at Lawrence University in Wisconsin. Ironically, what he calls the "feminization" of companies may work against women lacking the outgoing attributes that employers now expect from them—attributes that employers don’t expect from men."

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