Tuesday, 4 October 2011

The glass ceiling...

So – here at work we thrive on challenging ourselves and others to do better.  We call it “respectful challenge” – it’s supposed to be done respectfully to the person, however it also doesn’t skite around the issue or what needs to happen.

So – what is it about women that feel the need when they are promoted, or in a position of some influence, that they need to suddenly put on men pants and start being the bloke?  I just don’t get it.

It’s kind of like it’s not okay any more to be a woman, with the softer side – all of a sudden, you have to be a straight faced bitch that barges over everyone, male or female.  And, while we’re barging, lets’ not let anyone else get a word in edgeways...

Thank goodness we also have feedback in our workplace culture, and the feedback on what others thought of that persons behaviour always arrives.  For today though, I'm over it. 

1 comment:

  1. I don't get it either Shaz but have seen it happen. I always said that if a woman became the leader of a country all wars would cease. Maggie Thatcher blew that theory out of the water.