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As demonstrated by both empirical and non-empirical research, women are more likely than men to be a target of workplace incivility. This manifests in a variety of negative outcomes for female employees, including turnover intentions, poor performance, and higher levels of stress. The problem is exacerbated for women in STEM fields due to factors unique to these industries. Herein, we outline the unique characteristics of STEM organizations that can foster the creation and sustenance of an atmosphere promoting workplace incivility against female employees. Then, we provide five best practice recommendations geared toward reducing incivility, improving work climate, and promoting overall retention of women in STEM.
Saxena, M., Geiselman, T. A., & Zhang, S. (2019). Workplace incivility against women in STEM: Insights and best practices. Business Horizons, 62(5), 589-594. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2019.05.005
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Elsevier in Business Horizons on August 21, 2019, available online: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2019.05.005