New Report Reveals Women Contribute 10% More Work
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 3, 2018--To help gauge the state of gender equality in the workplace, Hive, the productivity platform for high-performing teams, today revealed the findings of its gender productivity report.
The State of the Workplace Gender Report is the first of its kind and explores trends and patterns that may affect the way we work in years to come. Using anonymized data sampling over 3,000 men and women across workspaces using Hive, the report sheds new light on how women and men behave and communicate at work.
The report answers some of the biggest questions about gender and the way we work:Does chatting at work make you less productive? Probably not. Women send 20% more messages via chat yet complete 10% more work. Do women use passive language at work? Arguments for or against passive language aside, this should not be a gendered issue. Men use “thanks” more than women and say “sorry” nearly the same amount. Have our workplaces become more gender integrated? It probably doesn’t help that both men and women assign 20% more tasks to someone of the same gender. Do men and women complete the same amount of work? Not only do women complete more work on average, but they are assigned 55% of all work, compared to 45% assigned to men. Does working on weekends make you more productive? You’re better off saving it for a weekday. Men work more on weekends than women, yet complete less work each week.
“Gender equality in the workplace is a multifaceted issue,” said Pooja Hoffman, Director of Marketing, Hive. “It’s difficult to solve what we don’t know, which is why identifying data points wherever we can is a hugely important step in the right direction. This report is a temperature check — it’s only the beginning for what’s possible with productivity data, and proof that we can use insights as the basis for tackling some of the biggest issues of our time.”
Hive is the real-time collaboration platform that powers the fast pace at companies like Starbucks, Uber, WeWork and The Economist. Launched from #1 global accelerator AngelPad, Hive is headquartered in New York and backed by $6.1m in funding from leading venture capital firms Tribeca Venture Partners, Vocap Investment Partners, and Rembrandt Venture Partners.
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