New evidence suggests that women may be better than their male counterparts in improving employee morale, motivation and performance – crucial factors that can enhance chances of organizations survival in turbulent times - according to Shabeer Ahmad on ChiefExecutive.net
Ahmad says that during turbulent times, "a management style that is more characteristic of women leaders really produces positive results", and that this is because:
- Collaboration becomes vital if the organization is to capture all ideas and opinions to ensure that the best possible course is taken. Women consult more with their peers and teams than men.
- Showing empathy when people are distraught will provide stability in the workplace. Women are better at expressing empathy than men.
- Similarly, responding to people’s emotional needs will ensure that they continue to perform under pressure – and women are much better at using emotions in a positive way.
- Women also tend to reduce or avoid hierarchical layers and to short-circuit communication channels, and this leads to improved trust and better communication.
- Being less aggressive will ensure that risk is reduced. Women take fewer risks than men so the organization’s chances of survival are higher.
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