The way women think and the way we do business has

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Unformatted text preview: rs than when they were at P&G. In addition, half the women were stunned to hear that P&G considered them a “regrettable loss.” This was a huge red flag. For the first time, it was clear that P&G’s gender problem was rooted in the company’s insular culture. Few corporate cultures are as dominant as the “Procter Way.” “It’s such a strong culture, they really want sameness,” said a former brand assistant. “The way women think and the way we do business has some inherently different qualities to it... In retrospect, there was a gender aspect to the culture that was not intentional, but was very, very real.” What should P&G do to stem the tide of women leaving the company? You be the manager. Questions 1. Do you think that perceptions played a role in the small number of women in management positions and the high rate of turnover? What are the perceptions of female employees? What are the perceptions of management regarding the career goals and exodus of female employees? 2. What are some of the things tha...
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