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Women have to interrupt

This interesting research done in escape room interactions shows that women don’t always get invited to talk – so we have to learn to interrupt to get heard. 

The research team analyzed video footage of 40 different escape room teams. In their initial foray into escape room–based network science, they observe a fast-paced conversational environment with an average of 30 brief (approximately 3 seconds) interactions per minute among team members.

They also found that women on male-dominated teams are often forced to interrupt to make their voices heard, and that the behavior of successful and unsuccessful teams started to diverge as early as the 20-minute mark. Escape rooms, they argue, are useful settings to investigate and advance the science of team dynamics. [Scientific Reports] Research paper here (my bolding, not theirs)

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