posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 04:44 PM
Originally posted by seagrass
why yes... taking responsibility is hard for people some times. And being able to see how each adds to the problem is key.
My problem with the working world has mostly been about how it becomes competitive verses a team effort, and that has usually come from women. Men
have been working in teams longer than women.
Horrible women are the worst. However corporations talk about “team effort” and women are on average more likely to refer to the achievements of
others and use terms like “we”. Corporations may say they want team effort, but in reality they promote the “individual achievers”. And those
that come off as individual achievers are not afraid to say “I did this”.
The main thing to know about the business world is there are not NEARLY so many rules (written or unwritten) as many of us think. And most of what
passes for reality is simply “perception”. How you are perceived by your superiors is the reality. Took me 25 years in the working world to
figure that one out, because I always thought it was about fairness and honesty and hard work. LOL. Work means producing, and taking credit for it.
As hard as it can be, don't let the catty stuff get you down. And make sure your contributions are SEEN by those that count. Don't think it is
bragging, it is typical masculine behavior. There is a reason many female bosses are overly aggressive, it is because those traits are deemed positive
by their male superiors.
[edit on 29-12-2008 by Sonya610]