Why Women Stay Out of the Spotlight at Work

Harvard Business Review

Yet when women try to make themselves more visible, they can face backlash for violating expectations about how women should behave, and risk losing their hard-won career gains. Instead, they opted for a risk-averse, conflict-avoidant strategy in the office. pchyburrs/Getty Images.

Why Women Stay Out of the Spotlight at Work

Harvard Business Review

Yet when women try to make themselves more visible, they can face backlash for violating expectations about how women should behave, and risk losing their hard-won career gains. Instead, they opted for a risk-averse, conflict-avoidant strategy in the office. pchyburrs/Getty Images.

What You Can Do to Improve Ethics at Your Company

Harvard Business Review

We were surprised that 30 leaders in the study recalled a total of 87 “major” ethical dilemmas from their career histories. They gave examples like closing a sales office in Japan, breaking a verbal promise made during after-work drinks in China, or ignoring “sleeping” business partners in a Saudi Arabian deal, all of which have cultural and ethical components. Work with advisory functions such as legal, compliance or human resources? Enron.