This study of female design engineers has profound implications for attempts to change organizational culture. Joyce Fletcher's research shows that emotional intelligence and relational behavior are often viewed as inappropriate because they collide with powerful, gender-linked images. Fletcher describes how organizations say they need such behavior and yet ignore it, thus undermining the possibility of radical change. She shows why the "female advantage" does not seem to be benefit women employees or organizations. She offers ways that individuals and organizations can make visible the invisible work.
About the Author
Joyce K. Fletcher is Professor of Management at the Center for Gender in Organizations, Simmons Graduate School of Management, and Co-director of Working Connections Project, Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, Stone Center, Wellesley College.
—Lotte Bailyn, T. Wilson Professor of Management, MIT, author of Breaking the Mold: Women, Men, and Time in the New Corporate World
—Peter M. Senge, MIT and Society for Organizational Learning
—Jane T. Philippi, Co-Head, Bond & Corporate Finance Group, John Hancock Financial Services
—Joanne Martin, Fred H. Merrill Professor of Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
—Jean Baker Miller, Director, Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, Stone Center, Wellesley College
Chosen as a finalist in the George R. Terry Book Award presented by the Academy of Management for outstanding contribution to the advancement of management knowledge.