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.

1 comment:

james said...

This semms to be very much the case. Woman are taught from an early age to be more social than men. Men are taught to be more self reliant than woman. A good example is the homeless something like 80% are men why because of their unwillingness to ask for help when they need it most.