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DMW contribute to research about changing workplace culture to be more inclusive to women

DMW has contributed to “Collaborating with Men” some ground-breaking research conducted by Murray Edwards College, into the behaviours and perceptions of men regarding women’s workplace experiences. Until now, most research on workplace experiences has talked to women.

Women still commonly experience behaviours and assumptions from male peers and bosses in the workplace that frustrate and impede promotion.  These behaviours include being interrupted, talked over in meetings and being side-lined from many informal conversations where decisions are often really made.

The research presents the results of interviews with 40 men in early career, middle management and senior management roles in SMEs and large organisations, across public and private sectors.  A conference was then held in which men and women collaborated on ideas about what men could do to change workplace culture.