I love to wear business casual to work – I never wear suit jackets -instead leaning towards a trench or wool coat (with lots of layers in the colder months)..
Here is a great example of the sort thing that is easy and fun to wear. White shirt (always hot), crop pants (on trend but also practical), classic beige or caramel trench and gorgeous flats. Boom! Business casual extravaganza.
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Women in the workplace that is..
Not in my view, no. However, a new study by Yale School of Management purports that women who talk “too much” in an office environment are perceived to be less competent than those who speak up infrequently, with the former considered to be “domineering and presumptuous” by their female co-workers, and even more so by men.
The converse is said to be thought of men, with outspoken men perceived to project a sense of power and authority.
The study argues that people still have strong gender stereotypes and beliefs about what men and women are and should be like.
Possibly, but an earlier study by the Harvard and Boston Universities, together with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is also interesting. It found that women who wear make-up are seen to be more competent, amiable and trustworthy – and, hence likely to get ahead in the workplace. Isn’t this just another physical aspect for us humans to judge each other on?
Source: SMH.com.au, 7 June 2012
A new segment I am starting, with a view to passing on some tips to anyone interested enough in their career to read.. If there is only one you ever read, please make it this one..
Tip #1. EVERYONE has an ego, particularly the men among us. Always be aware of this, and don’t be afraid to use it… when the time is right.
We shouldn’t be ashamed of our natural make-up as women, and we should be able to become successful on our own terms, but if we are going to be working with the opposite sex, we need to understand them and be realistic about what drives them. The plain truth is that women and men commonly have different drivers. The most successful among us will and do identify where this is an issue, and find a way to work with it. Its such a small thing, but can have massive results.. Good luck!