Fearing Backlash, Powerful Women Curtail How Much They Talk at Work
Posted on: May 3, 2012
New Haven, Conn., May 3, 2012—Concerned about the negative consequences of appearing to be too outspoken, powerful women talk less than others in their organizations, while powerful men talk more, according to research by Victoria Brescoll, assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management.
Brescoll studied the amount of time men and women in powerful roles talk. She found that men with more power talk more than men with less power, but no significant difference in how much high- and low-power women talk.