Men More Likely to Think Workplace Playing Field Is Already Level, Study Says
More than 60% of men said that their company is doing what it takes to improve gender diversity while only 49% of women agree, the Women in the Workplace study found.
The Street article, “Men More Likely to Think Workplace Playing Field Is Already Level, Study Says," featured the firm's research, "Diversity and Inclusion Pulse: 2017 Leader’s Guide," and quoted Russell Reynolds Associates Consultant Tina Shah Paikeday. The article is excerpted below.
As diversity issues permeate through Silicon Valley and institutional investors push for greater gender balance in leadership roles, a new study found that most men think that the playing field is already level.
Tina Shah Paikeday, an executive director at executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates who advises clients in the area of diversity and inclusion, echoed that sentiment, saying that diversity and inclusion goals and solutions need to be individualized for each company.
"A lot of progress has been made but there is still a lot of work to do," said Paikeday. According to a recent survey by Russell Reynolds, 56% of men and 50% of women say that their organization fosters an inclusive working environment and culture.
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