A study conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire revealed that men are more sexually interested in their female friends than vice-versa. This attraction could present difficulties in their friendship. Lead researcher April Bleske-Rechek observes: “I think men and women do want to be friends, they do want to engage in platonic friendships. But the data I’ve been collecting suggests that attractions can get in the way.”
Including white men in diversity training makes for a more inclusive workplace, a new study released by Catalyst this July 2012 finds. Find out how including white men transformed the mindset and behaviors of participants in as short as four months.
Although the idea of a meritocracy sounds logical, even reasonable, it unfortunately doesn’t correspond with the realities of the business world. And the notion that women would get further ahead if only they tried harder ignores plenty of research and evidence indicating otherwise.
Although still in its early days, there appears to be an appetite among some men to enter the conversation about gender in the workplace on their own terms.