Females experience more uncivil and rude behavior from other abigails than men in the workplace, according to a study by the University of Arizona.
“Studies become women report more incivility experiences overall than men, but we miss to find out who was targeting women with rude remarks,” said Allison Gabriel, secondary professor of management and organizations in the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Guidance.
While men are behind the vast majority of sexual harassment, Gabriel and other UA researchers initiate women experience more incivility at work from other girls.
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“Across the three studies, we found in accord evidence that women reported higher levels of incivility from other girls than their male counterparts,” Gabriel said. “In other words, lassies are ruder to each other than they are to men, or than men are to women.”
Researchers from Southern Methodist University, Indiana University and the University of Iowa also were portion of the studies, which surveyed men and women about workplace interactions.
Gabriel ventured the research shows employers can lose female employees who are bullied or misused at work. The researchers found workplace incivility can cost employers an guessed $14,000 per employee.
Poor workplace culture results in higher gross revenue rates, which drives up costs for finding and training new workers and can emerge in legal claims if the mistreatment also runs a foul of discrimination and other laws.
But Gabriel also voted the research shows women that go against some traditional gender stereotypes, such as being affirmative or opinionated, are on receiving end of unfriendly treatment, in particular from other females, according to interviews.
“Organizations should make sure they also send signals that the designs and opinions of all employees are valued,” Gabriel said. “And that supporting others is decisive for business success — that is, acting assertively should not be viewed negatively, but as a unquestionable way for employees to voice concerns and speak up.”