In my book Power vs. Perception: Ten Characteristics of Self-Empowerment for Women I discuss how misunderstandings, miscommunications or differences in work styles, can have a negative impact on working relationships and the work environment; especially between men and women in the workplace.
Differences in Work Styles
In her book, The Promotable Woman, Norma Carr-Ruffino, Ph.D., created a comparison of male and female managers utilizing the work of Sally Helgesen from her book, The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership, and Henry Mintzberg from his book The Nature of Managerial Work. The results of her comparison are illustrated in the table below.