dimecres, 2 de febrer de 2011

Cafè, gènere i reunions

Com no, via Freakonomics: ajuda el cafè en les reunions "estressants"? Depèn de si ets home o dona. Als homes ens perjudica i a les dones les ajuda.

For two men collaborating or negotiating under stressful circumstances, caffeine consumption was bad news, undermining their performance and confidence. By contrast, for pairs of women, drinking caffeine often had a beneficial effect on these same factors

I això? Una hipòtesi:

(...) the differential effect of caffeine on men and women may have to do with the fact that women tend to respond to stress in a collaborative, mutually protective style (known as ‘tend and befriend’) whereas men usually exhibit a fight or flight response.

Una conclusió important: ens reunions complicades, estressants, dominades per homes... amaguem el cafè!

1 comentari:

Clidice ha dit...

Vaja! i les dones que mai prenem cafè?