The Madeleine Brand Show for September 20, 2011

UCLA study: When co-workers are closeted, workplace performance suffers

Don't Ask, Don't Tell is over, but a new study from UCLA suggests that such policies may actually hurt workplace performance. Researchers at the school's Anderson School of Management had test subjects perform a variety of tasks with either an openly gay or ambiguously gay partner. They found that when subjects worked with someone they knew was openly gay, they performed better on the tasks. For more we spoke with lead researcher Margaret Shih.


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