In a recent article for the Atlantic, Melissa Gregg explores how an antiquated sexist culture still influences how corporate culture is managed today.
From condescending bosses to the perceived illegitimacy of catering and cleaning jobs, Gregg gives readers a brief snapshot of how old notions of domesticity and family influence work culture subtle ways. She considers the ideals of the modern, equal opportunity workplace and whether or not there is still room for the paternalistic metaphor of the corporate family.
Gregg is a researcher at Intel Corporation and the author of Work’s Intimacy – an account of online technology and the social tensions emerging in today’s fast changing work environment.
Read her article How Sexism Shaped Corporate Culture on the Atlantic and decide for yourself. Does the word “family” still make sense in explaining contemporary work? What are your thoughts?