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HIPerspectives Episode 9: There’s no crying in business! … Is there?

HIPerspectives-1400x1400Episode 9 of HIPerspectives offers a perspective from prior podcast guest, Erin Rand, COO of ServiceRocket, on crying in the workplace. Erin offers a theory of why women may cry at work, what it means (perhaps not what you think it does), and the equivalent expression of emotion by men.

We hope this prompts a conversation at your workplace about the ways men and women approach a variety of things differently at work – as only with discussion can we move to understanding.

If you’re interested in reading what others have written on this topic, here are links to some articles and other items discussed in the podcast to get you started:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/emma-gray/sheryl-sandberg-tells-women-its-ok-to-cry-at-work_b_1557532.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/17/tim-hunt-workplace-crying-study_n_7605444.html

http://www.forbes.com/sites/peggydrexler/2014/05/19/the-dos-and-donts-of-crying-with-coworkers/

http://www.lawpeopleblog.com/2013/04/emotion-at-work-more-on-anger-crying-and-gender/

http://www.lawpeopleblog.com/2011/10/that-old-crying-feeling/

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/09/us/south-carolina-jenny-horne-speech/