Category Archives: Worklife

Don’t put me in that box (Part 3): when you’re most likely to be ‘boxed’

As I mentioned in part 1& 2 (here), for part of my PhD research I interviewed senior women leaders in Australia (working in traditionally ‘male’ industries) surrounding how they think they’re see by their co-workers, and if/how they attempt to manage the … Continue reading

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Don’t put me in that box (Part 2): worrying about what others think

A lot of my posts over the next while will be my research-related findings/ideas/rants. One of the frustrating things about the PhD is that you write up articles pretty much only for the academic world. And how many of us outside of … Continue reading

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Don’t put me in that box! (Part 1)

One of the topics I research is how our thoughts about how others see us (also called ‘meta-perceptions’), can influence us when at work. Takes a second to get your head around. For example, lets say you’re working in your … Continue reading

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Having a daughter has made me much more attuned to the media and how it represents women. I never really gave it all much thought before Emily came along. I always assumed I was pretty immune to the antics of … Continue reading

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I wish I didn’t care

Two questions to think about: 1. How often do you think about how others see you? 2. How much do you care? How we think others see us can have a big impact our thoughts, emotions, and behaviour (1,2). That … Continue reading

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What your office says about you.

Next time you’re strolling around at work, take a peek into your colleagues’ office space and think about what it says about them. How are they communicating their ‘selves’ to you?  What does their office decor says about who they are? … Continue reading

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Doing “dirty work”?

Some of the articles I’ve recently been reading are those about people who do ‘dirty work’.  Dirty work is defined as occupations that are viewed by society at large as ‘physically, socially, or morally tainted’ (Ashforth, Kreiner, Clark and Fugate, … Continue reading

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