Shifting the Base of Competition
John Hagel Keynotes - The effects of technology information on women in the workplace is the topic of John Hagel's...
The masculine archetype emerges during periods of economic pressure and intense competition (extremely common in Silicon Valley). Vulnerability can never be displayed as business today is viewed as a zero-sum game. Hagel explains how people are under the impression that the only way to succeed today is by adopting this masculine archetype.
He then introduces the idea of the feminine archetype, which focuses on relations rather than transactions. The feminine archetype enables individuals to tap into tacit knowledge -- the most important kind today according to Hagel -- based on shared feelings of trust. This information technology keynote demonstrates how gender bias and binary still plays a role in the world today.