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USA study finds men feeling increasingly uncomfortable working with women in some situations

Makbool Javaid
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Personnel Today report that male managers are increasingly feeling uncomfortable when mentoring, working one-to-one with and socialising with women at work, according to research conducted in the USA. The study revealed that 60% felt cautious with female colleagues in these situations, and in particular 12 times more likely to be hesitant about one-to-one meetings with a less senior woman than they were a junior male colleague and 36% reported avoiding mentoring or socialising with a woman because they were nervous about how it would look. Shery Sandberg, COO of Facebook, who heads the non-profit organisation who conducted the study, said that the findings were “totally unacceptable” and that “…for whatever reason if a man is uncomfortable having a one-on-one meeting with a woman or working with a woman, then leave the door open.”


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