Professor of Management and Organizations
Corinne Bendersky is an expert in workplace conflict, status and justice in teams and organizations. Her research resonates in constructive and concrete ways both in academe and business. The author of many prize-winning papers, Bendersky is conducting new research involving female fire fighters, an elite group with only 3 percent representation within that occupation.
Encouraging the rank-and-file to value feminine traits reduces the implicit endorsement of a biased supervisor
Aligning people’s idea of a firefighter with the range of work and skills actually required might reduce gender bias
Research across cultures seeks to understand how status is achieved and maintained
Groups with unsettled hierarchies can benefit from disagreements that establish a pecking order
Malignant personalities loom large in workplace happiness and a supervisor’s positive tone carries only so far