A recent study enacted by Professor Øyvind L Martinsen has found that women are better suited to leadership roles than men.
The study analysed the characteristics of over 2,900 management-level employees. This group comprised of approximately 900 senior management workers, 900 public sector workers and 900 women - WeAreTheCity reports.
In four of the five categories, women scored higher than men – the only place they seemed to falter was in emotional stability and the ability to bear stress.
Speaking on the results, Martinsen said: “Businesses must always seek to attract customers and clients and to increase productivity and profits.
“Our results indicate that women naturally rank higher, in general, than men in their abilities to innovate and lead with clarity and impact.
“These findings pose a legitimate question about the construction of management hierarchy and the current dispensation of women in these roles.”
Professor Lars Glasø, who also helped conduct the research, claimed that the results proved that women leaders are “decidedly more suited to management positions than their male counterparts".
He also warned that if decision-makers in businesses ignored this, then “they could effectively be employing less qualified leaders and impairing productivity".
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