Need some help with that, love? November 16, 2016Posted by nicholas gill in thought leadership, Uncategorized, work.
Tags: advertising, sophie gibson, Team Eleven, telegraph, thought leadership, women
“Being patronised is often the result of an unconscious bias, so wherever possible, it’s important to address the issue or it could become a barrier to progress or collaboration,” Sophie Gibson, founder of marketing firm Team Eleven, says.
“Keep the dialogue professional, but explain that what they’ve just said doesn’t feel like a fair representation of your ability, or that you’d prefer it if you weren’t referred to in that way as it doesn’t communicate a sense of respect.
“Confrontation on something which seems quite minor can be intimidating, but if it has bothered or even upset you, ignoring it could leave you with a sense of being less worthy in the workplace, even when you’re contributing above and beyond.”
Photo: people images.com from Telegraph article.