From Stereotypes to Strengths: Celebrating the Unique Contributions of Women in the Workplace
Women indeed face many stereotypes in the workplace. They are often not offered higher offices, or demanding profiles and are treated as incapable of handling complex matters.
However, with changing times the biases are being knocked out of the window and even men- dominated work industries now are making faster progress with women on their leadership panel.
Hence, what are the reasons behind having women in the leadership position?
Let’s understand in detail.
- Women are great motivators
- Women are better delegators
- Women at work have the strength to bring flexibility at work. Since more women have started entering the workforce, organistions have adopted more flexible approaches. They make organisations give a closer look at the real-life problems of employees in the organisation and work towards building solutions.
- Women know the art of maintaining work-life balance better than men. They handle home, elders, children, and family along with work. Because they have other areas of life to keep them engaged, the energy exchange also gives them a lot more happiness in return. They also encourage organisations to allow more flexibility at work helping employees to be able to strike work-life balance
- Women are better communicators both verbally and nonverbally. Women are patient, are listers, and naturally more empathetic towards others. That gives the subordinators more space to talk about their concerns. Women do not tend to shut people down and give them more competitive examples but allow them to come up with solutions.
- Women have great emotional intelligence. They are sensitive and natural nurturers whose ability to decode emotional and non-verbal body cues makes them effective problem solvers.
- Women value relationships. They are also great at analysing the problems. Women use their skills to communicate, manage stronger relationships, and build stronger teams. They manage teams effectively which turns out to be more beneficial for the organisation. Women are calmer and more tolerant. In the modern world of work full of complex challenges many times radical decisions need to be made. Women have the ability to stay content at such times and make tough decisions with rationality without hurting others much.
- Women strongly believe in ethics and they follow work ethics. They are loyal and believe in maintaining transparency, and in following ethical codes. When more women are involved in the workplace, the chances are ethical practices, transparency, and well- rounded.
- Their effective communication, ability to analyse in a great manner, and negotiate tactfully bring more business to the company. Their tendency to get into more detail also helps them to come up with creative solutions to the problems of clients and hence get more business to the company.
- Women have a unique style to men when it comes to managing, being compassionate, and having intuitions. These strengths make them collaborative managers and they inspire others to give their best. Women are great influencers and hence they also influence others to achieve higher
They believe in making progress. Constant positive regard given by them to colleagues or subordinates increases productivity levels at the workplace.
Women are also better at delegation and giving opportunities to deserving people. Hence people with talent can explain their careers to women.
Now, let's discuss how women can help an organisation
1. Women at work have the strength to bring flexibility at work. Since more women have started entering the workforce, organistions have adopted more flexible approaches. They make organisations give a closer look at the real-life problems of employees in the organisation and work towards building solutions.
Stereotypes about women have come from simply some beliefs and not from any concrete evidence. The opposite in fact has been proven true by the research that women are not only capable of handling the work at great levels but also generate more profits with their special skills.
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