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A recent study by Ponemon Institute found women to be more perseverant and hard working.

February 27, 2013 6:16 by

I am not a fan of gender wars. I find them reductive and impolitic. Having said that, call it cognitive assonance or plain amusement, I am rather pleased by the results of a recent survey which found women to be harder working then men.

Forbes reported of a recent study conducted by research consultancy Ponemon Institute on behalf of 3M, which found women were likely to be more perseverant and hardworking when given an assignment. The study was actually designed to better understand the effect of 3M’s privacy filters, but in the process revealed a thing or two about the working tendencies of women.

Ponemon Institute studied 274 subjects who worked in a variety of fields including health care, financial services and consumer products. The sample was considerably balanced: 53 percent female and 47 male.

Here is what they found: “during a ten-minute experimental trial, female subjects worked 2.5 minutes compared to 2.1 minutes for male subjects without a privacy filter installed and 4.9 minutes versus 4.3 minutes for male subjects with a privacy filter installed. When given the opportunity to walk away during an experimental waiting period, 38 percent of female workers walked away, compared to 52 percent of male workers.”

So there you go. Substantial and scientific proof that not only are women the fairer sex, they are also the more hard-working.

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  1. non-sexist person on February 28, 2013 8:34 am

    WHAT? The writer is a woman and she’s pleased to read that women are harder workers? What ARE the odds of that? I’m sure that 5 minute experiment really illustrates what women practically do in the workplace :)

  2. soula on February 28, 2013 11:18 pm

    It’s very true. Not only women are smarter but work harder than men and even they can multitask better than men. No offense but it’s completely true and it doesn’t need that study to prove it. It’s very much obvious in our daily life. Sorry guys :)


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