The way white men react when a woman or POC becomes a CEO is telling

When a company appoints a minority CEO, white male employees become less helpful to fellow female and minority employees

There is a shocking lack of minority CEOs, and a new study shows white men undermine the few who manage to land those…

Seems when a company appoints a minority CEO, white male employees become less helpful to fellow employees who are women and people of color. “Our theory is that the appointment of minority CEOs triggers biases,” said James Westphal, a professor at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business one of the authors of the Academy of Management Journal’s study. “They actually identify less, psychologically, with the organization after the appointment of a minority CEO and that reduces their propensity to help their colleagues.” Cue my surprised face.

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