Female managers more influenced by their bosses and colleagues

businesslady_shrugging_500_wht_14231At least when it comes to hiring or promoting other women in science and engineering companies.

A study of middle managers by the California School of Professional Psychology found that concern about what other people might think was more likely to lead female managers to forego “women-friendly” hiring practices.

Many of the managers surveyed also thought that women can be harder to manage, emotional, sensitive, and distracted by family commitments so that they are less likely to be committed to their careers.

In the UK women seem to enjoy the best work-life balance but that’s not to say they are not overlooked despite evidence that they can do a better job than men in some situations.

However research also shows that women working in teams with men don’t alway perform at their best.

Just when you think things have changed. This was in Californian tech companies which obviously still have male-dominated cultures.

 

 

 

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