Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Why women like teams more than men
The Wall Street Journal reported this weekend on a new study by Peter Kuhn and Marie Claire Villeval regarding teamwork. They created a simple task and asked men and women whether they preferred to work alone or on a team. Women preferred teams much more than men. The researchers discovered one reason why that disparity might exist. They found that men overestimated their abilities much more so than women. Not exactly shocking, eh? Still, the study does a nice job of documenting this phenomenon.