Power, Politics and Pressure

  • Kate LanzEmail author
  • Paul Brown
Part of the The Neuroscience of Business book series (TNoB)


Men exist in an essentially competitive world, whereas females seek to inhabit an essentially collaborative one. This chapter considers the impact of testosterone on male behaviour and the role of competition. For women, oxytocin is the key hormone—the bonding hormone that promotes collaborative behaviour. These viewpoints are the filter for looking at how men and women experience office politics and male and female behaviours in the workplace.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BedfordUK
  2. 2.VientianeLaos

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