During the 2008 to 2009 academic year, up to 60% of the master’s degrees were handed to women. Just over half (50.4%) of the doctoral degrees were also given to women, proving that these days there are more smart, well-educated women in the workplace than men.
Men tend to be fairly stubborn when it comes to getting sick, as they don’t want to take days off from work. Women, on the other hand, are more likely to see a doctor for an illness--three times more likely! The quicker the problem is treated, the quicker they’re back at work.
Not all women are healthy eaters, but most women lose their taste for junk food after adolescence. Healthier eating choices means more brain power, more energy, and less energy crashes (thanks to coffee and junk food).
When your coworkers have problems, they go to the women in the office rather than men. This is because people found (in a 2010 study) women to be more reassuring than men. Just a gentle pat or touch triggers a confidence boost, similar to the way a mother’s touch does.
A University of Georgia study found that women have an easier time learning new things than men. Their brains are more flexible, organized, and attentive, making it possible for them to acquire new skills men could not.
A study of IQ tests- gathered from around the world, not just in the U.S.- discovered that the average woman has a higher IQ than the average man. A high IQ means it’s easier for women to learn new concepts, apply logic, use reason, and so much more.
All job interviews are stressful, but a University of Western Ontario study discovered that women are better able to handle the stress DURING the interview -though they freak out more BEFOREHAND.
Most women tend to have neatly organized desks, meaning they can easily find what they’re looking for while their male counterparts search through stacks of paper and rubbish. Women also have 10 to 20% less bacteria in their workspace.
Got an issue with a fellow coworker? Men are likely to bottle up the problem, but women are much more likely to talk it out. 53% of women talk out their problems, while only 29% of men will.
Since the recession of 2007, 80% of the people who lost their jobs were men. Perhaps it was due to the fact that the industries hit hardest by the recession were mostly male-dominated, but it proves that women are very valuable assets in the workplace.
Both men and women have skills that make them an invaluable asset in the workplace, but it turns out that women have a few that make them just a bit more intelligent than their male counterparts.
Here are 10 of the ways that woman are smarter and more efficient than men in the office