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Eastyoke Projects cites an interesting piece in The Economist, highlighting the importance of having a mixed sex team...

Eastyoke writes:

The context in The Economist is hospital surgical teams – but we believe it has wider relevance.

“. . . predominantly male surgical teams that were led by a man proved twice as likely as similar teams led by a woman to experience conflict . . . whereas in female teams there was no difference, regardless of leader.” It goes without saying that conflict within a surgical team is associated with poorer patient outcomes.

The findings chime with our own experience across other industries; it can be more challenging working with an exclusively male team; the project manager is likely to encounter a higher degree of conflict within the team - and should anticipate a greater need for conflict resolution.


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