S3 E5 — More Than Paper Cuts

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2023-10-25 Scene on Radio - S3 E5 — More Than Paper Cuts

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(highlight:: "Masculinity Contests" in Organizations and Their Consequences
Peter Glick, a professor at Lawrence University, emphasizes the negative impact of masculinity contest in organizations.
This contest promotes dominance and the performance of masculinity, creating a toxic culture where weakness is scorned, and work is prioritized over family. Glick warns that this leads to widespread negative consequences, including toxic leadership, bullying, harassment, burnout, and lower psychological health.
Speaker 1
Peter Glick is a professor at Lawrence University and here he is talking about it in an online video posted last year by Harvard Business School.
Speaker 6
In the context of organizations, the masculinity contest is viewing work as a dominance contest and that you win through performing masculinity. And so it creates a set of norms and we've measured these norms within organizations. So the norms have to do with things like showing no weakness. So being the tough guy, not asking questions because that might make you seem like you don't know the answer.
Speaker 1
Also valuing strength and stamina and putting work first ahead of family responsibilities. Glick says this work as manly competition creates all sorts of negative consequences. There are a few winners but a lot more losers and it creates organizational dysfunction.
Speaker 6
For instance, people who said in my work environment, it has these aspects of the things we call the masculinity contest. They were much more likely to report that their immediate supervisor was a toxic leader. They were much more likely to report that the environment includes bullying, gender harassment, sexual harassment, ethnic harassment. And then at the personal level, personal outcomes, they were reporting higher job burnout, less organizational dedication, more of an intention to leave in the next three years and Lower psychological health.)
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