Male bosses: The chosen ones?

by Janie Smith13 Aug 2014
Can a preference be described as sexist if it’s expressed by both genders?

According to a survey, two thirds of employees prefer to have a male boss, while female bosses were labelled as being moody and unable to leave their personal lives at home, The Telegraph reported.

The survey was conducted by UKJobs.net and showed that 63% of women and 75% of men believed that men made better bosses.

David Brown of UKJobs.net told The Telegraph that according to the respondents, while women “might be more than capable of progressing to a management role, they lack some of the key skills required to be a good boss.”

According to the survey, respondents believed men made better bosses because they were more likely to be straight talkers, less likely to get involved in office politics, less likely to talk about others behind their backs, less likely to suffer from mood swings and were easier to reason with. 

COMMENTS

  • by Anne 13/08/2014 3:24:46 PM

    I totally agree with the results. Men are better bosses by far

  • by Erika 13/08/2014 4:44:09 PM

    I think as with any human aspect it is dependent on the individual.

  • by Dawn 13/08/2014 5:25:45 PM

    Or could this still be the result of cultural bias that are so inherent I our society all genders fall prey to them? Males and females both bring different things to the leadership table.

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