Monday, October 20, 2014

Surprising for all the talk of "sisterhood" but not very surprising also.

Women prefer male bosses.

A growing pile of evidence suggests that women mistrust, and can undermine, one another at work. In a 2010 survey of 142 legal secretaries, not one preferred to work for a woman partner (about 47 percent had no preference). An HBR blog post points out that men still dominate the legal industry, and “if you’re aiming to hitch your wagon to a shooting star, men are a better bet.”

A 2011 survey found that 95 percent of working women felt they were undercut by another woman at least once during their professional life. In a 2008 study, women working for female supervisors experienced more stress than those who had male supervisors, reported the Wall Street Journal.


2 comments:

mrez said...

This is very true. Even though women are supposed to use collaboration more readily than men who are seen as competitive, put women into a formal hierarchy and everything goes awry.

mrez said...

A woman knows intuitively that her boss will not compete with her if he is a male. If the boss is female, women are known to be backstabbers. When this same problem or trait is seen in men- it is seen as a decidedly feminine trait...

 
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