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Hey, boss! Lose yourself to dance, know yourself better

This study brings up an interesting point, especially when combined with a reading of current research that documents that women generally make better small business owners and managers than do men ~ in that women operated businesses tend to be more profitable and live longer.

Dance is stereotyped as a female activity, and some of the newest management training programs work at teaching those skills that women typically are stronger at.  Empathy, fostering teamwork, gathering a wide range of input before making decisions, and now dance.  Something anyone thinking of starting a business should consider.

Could managers gain a new kind of understanding about their interaction with colleagues and employees by ‘dancing’? 

That's the question arising from new research. Management is usually considered a stiff and rational business, decisions made based on fiscal studies, profit margins and market forces. However, researchers have studied whether creative movement ('dance') might im…