I have a new theory about managing woman. I have a fairly big team and in the past tended to treat men and woman the same. I now think that this is a mistake.
You can say pretty much anything to a man and it doesn't matter because they probably aren't listening. More likely they are just waiting for you to stop so that they can speak. This may be a tad harsh but even if they are listening they will have forgotten it 10 minutes later due to our gnat like attention span. Men also don't put a lot of thought into what they say - so analysing our comments for hidden meaning is a wasted exercise.
Woman on the other hand do listen to what you say - and worse - they go away and think about it, analysing every nuance. Then they come back and want to discuss it - long after you can even remember making some throw away comment.
There is probably the makings of a story in that somewhere. In fact check out this short expose - It is very funny and I think it captures my point.
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