Brought to you by the ASBMB Women in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (WiBMB) Committee
In their recent book, Linda Babcock, Brenda Peyser, Lise Vesterlund and Laurie Weingart reveal that — across industries, jobs, and levels of seniority — women carry a heavier load of tasks that support the organization but do not advance careers. These nonpromotable tasks (or NPTs) range from taking notes at meetings and organizing team-building events to serving on organizational governance committees and onboarding new employees. When women are overloaded with NPTs they have less time to do the work that matters and end up having to work more hours to avoid falling behind their colleagues who are men. This is bad for women’s careers and bad for their organizations.
In this discussion, we’ll explore why this happens and what you can do to manage your NPT workload. The common thinking is that women just need to learn how to say no, and this will solve the problem. But it’s not that simple. We will discuss tried and true strategies that you can use to identify NPTs in your work portfolio and begin the process of bringing your workload into balance, as well as what managers can do to change the distribution of NPTs in the first place.
Free registration required (ASBMB membership NOT required)
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