Other books bySally Helgesen
The Female Vision
Women's Real Power at Work
Women and men experience the world differently—not only do they see things differently, but they see different things. Men tend to have a bottom line, sharply focused, linear way of thinking that excludes any role for emotion or empathy. Women are more empathetic, more aware of the critical impact of interpersonal factors both within and without the organization. Both perspectives are important, but at the moment organizations only reward traditionally male skills and points of view. Based on extensive research and workplace experience,The Female Visiondemonstrates that what women perceive in organizations and beyond that goes unnoticed and unrewarded is exactly what so many companies need to succeed. Helgesen and Johnson delve deeply into the stories of a number of women whose vision improved their companies—although often they had to struggle not only against unresponsive organizations, peers, or others, but also against their own personal fears. They show how companies can create environments that welcome and encourage women to share what they notice, to the benefit not only of the women themselves but also, perhaps ironically, to the all important bottom line.
The Web of Inclusion
Building an Organization for Everyone
The author of the groundbreakingThe Female Advantage, a revolutionary approach to management for the post-industrial economy. In her highly acclaimed bookThe Female Advantage, Sally Helgesen showed how the innovative management strategies of women executives differed from and bettered traditional organizational models.The Web Of Inclusionrepresents a quantum leap forward. Here Helgesen presents a fully realized vision of the postindustrial organization: the web of inclusion. Most organizations are still structured on a nineteenth century model: rigid, hierarchical, forcing workers into cookie-cutter roles. But the twenty-first-century economy is fluid, technology-driven, based on creativity and relationships. For companies to thrive, they must build "organizations for everyone." Inclusive, flexible, interconnected, technology-enhanced, and human-centered, webs of inclusion perfectly mesh with the ever-changing demands of the information age. Helgesen lays out the theory behind her provocative vision of a new style of management, then profiles five organizations that have achieved extraordinary success by adopting webs of inclusion: Intel, theMiami Herald, the Anixter Corporation, Beth Israel Hospital, and Nickelodeon.
Working Women and the Transformation of...