I am starting my own business. It’s something I have been wanting to do for almost 10 years and finally I am (God willing) going to do it. Naturally people are giving me great advice when they hear that I am going to do this and all of them from experience. So all of them invaluable. But the one piece of advice that has come up without fail from every woman who has owned her own business or worked in a company with many employees is do not hire a lot of women. Make the majority of the people you hire men.
Now I can’t do this since the Business will be women and children only so I have to hire a staff of all women. I obviously was curious to why this is and they all say without fail women cannot work well together in big groups. They are competent, well educated, dedicated, achieving, but every single person who has been working in a big group of women have said the exact same thing!
I am wondering if this is cultural or if it true in other societies. What surprises me is it is the women who say this to me. Do we as women not know how to work together? How to be civil and not get personal when it comes to work relationships? Are we very competitive?
I haven’t worked with women before but I live with women all my life. and yes we disagree but we get things done. But we are family so any disagreements we have blow over as fast as they started.
What are your thoughts on this? Can women work well together? Or are men easier to work with?