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HRM CA | 26 Feb 2015, 08:00 AM Agree 0
Women dislike female leaders even more than men do, according to one survey.
  • Wayne Forster | 26 Feb 2015, 12:03 PM Agree 0
    Is it a bias, or it is based on their experiences with female bosses?
  • Happy Former Employee | 27 Feb 2015, 10:07 AM Agree 0
    My experience with a female boss was that she would step on anyone to get ahead including me. Was not trust worthy both professionally and personally and only those in very senior positions liked her. She also had a poor sense of judgment when it came to her team and seemed to put people with degrees and designations on a pedestal.
  • Tina | 09 Mar 2015, 10:29 AM Agree 0
    Interestingly I believe that this reality has to do with the fact that many woman managers forget how hard it was for them to get there and maybe thats why we prefer male managers.
    But ideally I think it should be more about the skills and abilities of the mananger and not the gender of the boss. For bad and good managers can be from either gender so we should not let bad experiences cloud our judgement. Remember we have seen much less women in this position and even lesser as we go up the ladder for the majority have been males I think the bias has to do with what we have come to believe and expect.
    Why not try telling these managers how we feel instead of just blaming them. If they don't know they can't change or be accountable. There are good and bad managers in all careers. Change in biases comes from knowledge and awareness, so if you do not like how someone behaves say something and let them know. Maybe they will change.
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