Do gender roles determine who has influence over decisions?

Appoint a person to observe and keep track of how much speaking time men and women are given during a meeting, respectively, and what response they get. Examples of responses may include the number of follow-up questions, the number of people nodding or saying they agree. 
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Happier at work

Do gender roles determine who has influence over decisions?

Is your group dominated by a male standard? Are employees expected to act in a “manly” way? This can lead to unfair treatment of female employees. In a survey study, Madeleine Heilman describes how men in the workplace are perceived as active, independent, and decisive, while women are described as passive, helpful, and thoughtful. The male norm predominates in many workplaces: being independent is seen as giving higher status than being helpful. Women end up in a trap: in order to succeed and have influence on the job they should follow a male standard. At the same time they risk being punished if they violate the female standard.