Enjoying Household Authority May Dampen Your Career Ambitions

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An interesting read from HBR Daily Stat:

"Women aged 18–30 expressed less interest in seeking power in the workplace if they were directed to envision themselves having authority over household choices such as menus and furniture, rather than to imagine sharing such decisions equally with a spouse (2.47 versus 2.77, on average, on a 1-to-5 interest scale), according to a study by Melissa J. Williams of Emory University and Serena Chen of the University of California, Berkeley. Women seem unaware that they experience power as a tradeoff — that their enjoyment of household authority undermines their motivation to seek power in the workplace, the researchers say."

SOURCE: When “mom’s the boss”: Control over domestic decision making reduces women’s interest in workplace power