This title challenges the common belief that women’s working relationships are often fraught due to same-sex dynamics, and that casualties necessarily result from women working for, working with, supervising, and collaborating with other women. Challenging commonly held beliefs, the book shows how to build upon the many positive aspects of women-to-women relationships in order to foster women’s success.
Andie & Al are often asked about same-sex dynamics at work. Men’s relationships with one another are seen as the baseline. What does that mean for women? Is it inevitable that women’s relationships with one another become difficult—even disruptive to their careers?
It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace challenges those ideas with its real-world advice to women on ways to overcome conflict. Most importantly, the book shows how to build upon the many positive aspects of women-to-women relationships in order to foster women’s success. After all, the data is in: When women are truly satisfied in their professions, their organizations thrive. Andie & Al lay out how women, men, and their organizations can and should work together to create workplaces where successful careers are a reality for women.
Expanding on their decades of experience helping women succeed at work, Andie and Al use their combined—but distinctive—female and male perspectives to provide new and discerning viewpoints on the often-fraught scenarios of women working for, working with, supervising, and collaborating with other women. They examine each narrative in depth and provide practical, immediately usable techniques that will allow women to better develop strong networks that will foster their career success, men to help avoid or resolve women-to-women workplace conflicts, and organizations to structure their policies and practices so that bias does not block women’s career satisfaction and advancement to leadership.