Experts at Harvard Business School have studied burnout among working women and men and come to a clear conclusion: Time pressures are the reason women burn faster than their male colleagues.
According to the researchers, this has something to do with the fact that women are generally more conservative when it comes to delegating; They will (more) find it difficult to delegate tasks to others because they are more likely to put the needs of others above their own.
“Women do not rush to ask their boss for more time so that he can calmly and correctly do their work because they think that their request will not be answered positively. In addition, they do not want to burden others,” the researchers say in their report, which Written about him in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Working moms have more difficulty than their male colleagues (with kids), Harvard Business School says. They often take care of children, which contributes to a feeling of fatigue.
Harvard Business School researchers conducted nine studies on 5,700 people. They were asked questions related to stress at work. What also surprised me was that many women indicated that they find a good relationship with their employer very important. More important than their ambitions, which makes them less likely to ask for help or even a raise.
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