The difference between men and women at work

Study finds women value friendships and recognition, men want money and power
||Last Updated: 07/29/2004

Women are interested in developing relationships at work and recognition while men are more focused on how much money they make and how much power they have, according to a new survey out of the United States.

The study of 1,100 workers conducted for LLuminari, a health education company, indicated that gender-based differences in workplace values can create a company culture of underlying stress and conflict that affects the physical and emotional health of both men and women.

Marianne Legato, founder and director of the Partnership for Gender-Based Medicine at Columbia University and one of the study’s lead authors, said men and women emphasized “entirely different values” as important in the workplace.