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What differences are there between women and men?

  1. 1. Women and men
  2. 2. Here are 20 questions about differences between women and men. How many can you get right?
  3. 3. Question # 1 Who weighs more?
  4. 4. The body size of men is, on average, 10% larger than that of women. Hofstede, Geert: Cultures and organizations, p. 137 and 462.
  5. 5. As the bone structure of a girl develops, she develops broader hips and narrower shoulders. http://www.bolandathletics.com/4-5%20The%20difference%20between%20men%20and%20women.pdf http://www.imagebase.net/People/imagebase5_03
  6. 6. http://www.bolandathletics.com/4-5%20The%20difference%20between%20men%20and%20women.pdf http://www.imagebase.net/People/imagebase17_14 As the bone structure of a boy develops, he develops broader shoulders and narrower hips.
  7. 7. Question # 2 Who is more aggressive?
  8. 8. Men have 7 to 8 times the concentration of testosterone in their blood plasma than women do. https://hbr.org/2012/10/what-women-know-that-men-dont
  9. 9. Question # 3 Who takes more risks?
  10. 10. Under stress, men take more risk and women take less risk. http://cdp.sagepub.com/content/21/1/36
  11. 11. Women tend to apply for senior roles if they consider that they meet 100% of selection criteria. Men apply if they think they meet 60% of requirements. http://issuu.com/keymedia/docs/hc1108_emag/1
  12. 12. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-do-you-handle-stress-1496360
  13. 13. Question # 4 Who lives longer?
  14. 14. Years that women outlive men http://www.prb.org/Articles/2011/biodemography.aspx
  15. 15. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-human-beast/201008/why-women-live-longer-men Women live longer than men mostly because they avoid a risky lifestyle. Women avoid risk because they are primary care-givers.
  16. 16. 4 reasons 1. Later age at marriage led to fewer pregnancies - thereby reducing women's risk of dying in childbirth. 2. Access to food and health care within households became more equal. 3. Greater migration and trade increased the spread of disease, disadvantaging men. 4. Urban settings led to more competition for mates, causing increased male risk-taking behaviour. Through most of history, women lived shorter lives than men. That changed towards the 15th century. http://www.prb.org/Articles/2011/biodemography.aspx
  17. 17. Question # 5 Do the best performing companies have the most women or the most men in top management?
  18. 18. Sources http://www.catalyst.org/media/companies-more-women-board-directors-experience-higher-financial-performance-according-latest http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/organization/changing_companies_minds_about_women Fortune 500 companies with the highest percentages of women board directors outperformed those with the least by 66% measured by return on invested capital.
  19. 19. Firms with women in top management positions perform better - especially if the firms pursue an innovation intensive strategy, in which creativity and collaboration are especially important. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/07/the-end-of-men/308135/
  20. 20. Question # 6 Who is more creative?
  21. 21. The reason men are seen as more creative is a belief that it takes autonomy, independence, and thinking that diverges from the status quo. These are seen as masculine traits. https://hbr.org/2015/12/even-women-think-men-are-more-creative
  22. 22. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Creativity-exercises-2378829
  23. 23. Question # 7 Who rates meaning higher than pay and status?
  24. 24. Men Women Most men rate pay and status higher than meaning. Most women rate meaning higher than pay and status. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsWWbxLmIS8
  25. 25. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/What-is-your-purpose-1438787
  26. 26. Question # 8 Who has fewer children: Female or male leaders?
  27. 27. http://www.mckinsey.com/locations/swiss/news_publications/pdf/women_matter_english.pdf The higher women climb up the corporate ladder, the fewer children they have. For men, it’s the opposite.
  28. 28. Question # 9 Who speaks English better?
  29. 29. Women speak English better than men in almost all countries and age groups. http://www.ef.edu/epi/
  30. 30. Question # 10 What do women lie about? What do men lie about?
  31. 31. Women tend to lie about their age and their weight. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/201105/why-men-lie-and-women-lie-down http://www.imagebase.net/People/094-copy
  32. 32. And women tend to lie to make the person they are talking to feel good. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2002-06/uoma-urf061002.php http://www.imagebase.net/People/094-copy
  33. 33. Men tend to lie about their earnings and their height. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/201105/why-men-lie-and-women-lie-down http://www.imagebase.net/People/Haiti-2013-148-copy
  34. 34. Men tend to lie to make themselves look better. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2002-06/uoma-urf061002.php http://www.imagebase.net/People/Haiti-2013-148-copy
  35. 35. Question # 11 Who has more social competence?
  36. 36. Women experience more emotions than men do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsWWbxLmIS8
  37. 37. Women tend to be a little better than men on average at sensing in the moment what the other person is feeling. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6368484 Daniel Goleman
  38. 38. http://drum.lib.umd.edu/bitstream/1903/7216/1/umi-umd-4612.pdf Women are rated on average as having greater levels of social competence than men.
  39. 39. Board members observed that female directors tended to seek the opinions of others and tried to ensure that everyone in the boardroom take part in the discussion. https://hbr.org/2015/02/women-directors-change-how-boards-work
  40. 40. Empathy derives, originally, from maternal care. http://youtu.be/UONxT4Tb3C0 Frans de Waal
  41. 41. Women have, on average, more emotional intelligence than men. Groups with more women therefore tend to be smarter. http://www.niemanlab.org/2011/05/mit-management-professor-tom-malone-on-collective-intelligence-and-the-genetic-structure-of-groups/ Thomas Malone
  42. 42. Women cooperate more than men in mixed-sex interactions. However, male-male interactions are more cooperative than female-female interactions. http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2011-20484-001/
  43. 43. Around the world women are more likely to vote for parties that place a higher value on compassion than men. http://www.economist.com/news/business/21653626-claims-women-manage-differently-fromor-better-thanmen-are-questionable-sex-boardroom
  44. 44. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Social-competence-1600674
  45. 45. Question # 12 Who has deeper relationships?
  46. 46. Men Women Men build wide networks but not deep relationships. Women build deep relationships with a few people. Sources http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsWWbxLmIS8 http://www.economist.com/node/21538162?fsrc=scn/tw/te/ar/contactsports
  47. 47. Men get a lot more help from their contacts than women do from their contacts. Study by Lily Fang and Sterling Huang of 1,815 Wall Street analysts. http://knowledge.insead.edu/women-in-business/your-rolodex-matters-but-by-how-much-depends-on-your-gender-3862 https://hbr.org/2015/02/why-network-more-is-bad-advice-for-women
  48. 48. Gender distribution on Twitter http://www.beevolve.com/twitter-statistics/
  49. 49. Protected accounts by gender on Twitter http://www.beevolve.com/twitter-statistics/
  50. 50. Question # 13 Who is less likely to get feedback at work?
  51. 51. Women are more than 20% less likely than men to receive difficult feedback that helps improve their performance. https://hbr.org/2016/04/research-vague-feedback-is-holding-women-back https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/10/managers-give-women-less-feedback
  52. 52. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-do-we-give-feedback-1761017
  53. 53. Question # 14 Who is more likely to disregard guidance from others?
  54. 54. Studies show that men are more likely than women to disregard guidance from others. http://www.strategy-business.com/article/re00162?pg=all
  55. 55. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/06/men-narcissism_n_6807852.html Men are more narcissistic than women.
  56. 56. http://www.srf.ch/player/video?id=3702ed16-d306-4aa8-a0f0-11716f6561bf Men do not feel well when being interrupted.
  57. 57. Question # 15 Who uses more body language?
  58. 58. When entering a room, women tend to use 27 distinct behaviours. Men displayed only 12 distinct gestures. http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2011/10/body-language-improve-patient-encounter.html
  59. 59. Question # 16 Whose voice do people find more pleasing?
  60. 60. Scientific studies have shown that people generally find women's voices more pleasing than men's. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/21/tech/innovation/female-computer-voices/
  61. 61. Question # 17 Who is more likely to help women, who use shoes with high heels?
  62. 62. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/11/19/men-might-be-more-helpful-to-women-in-heels/ Men are more likely than women to help women who use high heeled shoes.
  63. 63. Question # 18 Who likes brighter colours better?
  64. 64. Favourite colours of men Source Survey of 232 people from 22 countries. http://advertiser-in-arabia.blogspot.com/2011/03/true-colors-colors-by-gender.html
  65. 65. Source Survey of 232 people from 22 countries. http://advertiser-in-arabia.blogspot.com/2011/03/true-colors-colors-by-gender.html Favourite colours of women
  66. 66. Question # 19 Who recognizes faces better?
  67. 67. When women were shown images of unfamiliar people, eye-tracking technology showed that they fixed upon the faces 10% to 40% more times than men did. http://blogs.hbr.org/daily-stat/2013/07/why-women-are-better-than-men.html
  68. 68. http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/200910236 Girl babies pay attention to facial expressions. Boy babies pay attention to toys.
  69. 69. Question # 20 Who listens better?
  70. 70. A man tends to listen for a solution. What is the problem? How can we solve it? Bang. Thank you very much. On to the next thing. http://wunc.org/post/how-can-we-all-listen-better#stream/0
  71. 71. http://wunc.org/post/how-can-we-all-listen-better#stream/0 A woman tends to listen in an expansive way. She goes with the flow and is present with the person. She enjoys the journey with the person she listens to.
  72. 72. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-can-we-listen-better-1485898