#GAReads | White Male Workers Respond Poorly to Women and Racial Minorities In Power and Take It Out On Colleagues: Report
How do white male executives handle it when a woman or person of color become CEOs of their company? Not well, a new study from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business suggests.
The study, which looked at more than 1,000 top executives at large and mid-sized U.S. public companies found that white male managers on average experienced a "lower sense of identity with their company" after the appointment of a female and/or racial minority CEO.
Researchers found that white male executives working under a female and/or racial minority were also less likely to provide help to fellow colleagues, with an especially negative effect on help provided to minority status colleagues.