Are Men Better Managers Than Women?

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Bawika Punshi 9605725
Are men better managers than women?

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall (Stephen Covey, 107th annual commencement of South-ern Utah University, 2006). Management is an amalgamation of both art and science. The art is to manage people and the science is about the techniques of managing them. Management in-volves planning the goals, organising, training and motivating workers, directing them to their work and finally monitoring the activities. Good management is a technique which makes prob-lems interesting and their solutions become so constructive, that others enjoy those problems. Within the art and science of management lies a question, who out of men or women make bet-ter managers? Having a look at the statistics, out of Fortune 500 CEO’s only 4.6% are women, gives a view that women do lack somewhere. Although the social position of women has got bet-ter from previous time, but still many factors like family and children help enforce the glass ceiling that women can’t be able managers. Talking about various traits of a good manager, women are more accessible and better at handling diversity on the other hand men are more goal oriented and focused.

Why is it so difficult for women to enter and succeed managerial roles in organisations? There are many circumstances that limit the contribution of women to only 4.6% in the top managerial positions.…

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