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…show more content…
From the ancient thoughts it is very clear that it is the female member of the family who will take care of the children as well as the old. Taking it to another level, the processes for recruiting and promoting women is highly biased which can be named “the glass ceiling”. A basic assumption of women’s lack of achievement is that women have not been socialised to the world of business and therefore, they don’t know the “rules of the game” (Zuvarashe Judith Mushipe, 2013). In another fame the equity lies in exploring the differences and not eliminating them. In that context, women are further disadvantaged as the “feminine” styles, skills and attributes are neither recognised nor valued in the work place. Not only me, women themselves are reinforcing the glass ceiling. A recent study in US suggests the female employees could actually be a hurdle in female elevations by preferring male bosses. “New kinds of managers required” is what the headlines of the management journals say. In-deed, it has been noted frequently that the operative approach women typically adopt in relation to their work is distinct from the agency approach typically found among traditional male leaders – and this is now considered good news for organisations and for women (Bakan, 1996; Mar-shall, 1984; Druskat, 1993). Women tend to create a better organisational ambience that pro-mote
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