Gender & Diversity

Improving gender diversity is a top ten priority for many organisations. However, executive women still have to navigate a glass labyrinth to reach leadership positions. Our research explores the unconscious dynamics in organisations as well as systemic issues that hinder diversity in the workplace.

"Sexual dynamics in the boardroom"

The Sexual “Cloud” in the Executive Suite

This working paper explores how people today are very much governed by the same sexual desires that drove our primitive ancestors.

INSEAD Working Paper, May 2015

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"Let's talk about sex in the boardroom"

The Sexual “Cloud” in the Executive Suite

Manfred Kets de Vries explores whether sex and man’s unconscious drive for survival are keeping women locked out of the C-suite.

INSEAD Knowledge, May 2015

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"Why do women still fail to secure top positions in the workplace?"

People-friendly Organizations: Why we Need an Alternative Default Model

This paper deals with the issue of whether the kinds of organisational structures and practices that attract women might also benefit men, and ask whether the male-oriented default position of organisational design has had its day.

INSEAD Working Paper, Nov 2010

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