Here’s yet another advantage to getting more women into powerful positions: Female bosses are just better. Time reports that a wide-ranging study found that women tend to make better managers.
A Gallup poll called The State of the American Manager found that 33% of employees who work for women are engaged on the job, compared to 27% of people who work for men. This is especially true when women work for other women; men who work for men are actually the least engaged on the job. People who work for women are more likely to agree with the idea. Female bosses tend to be more engaged on the job as well, and that’s regardless of how old they are and whether or not they have children.
Why the gender difference?…. Men might be more likely to hold jobs in fields like production, where there’s less of an opportunity to verbally engage with employees. But it might also be a result of gender bias, since women in power need to go above and beyond to get ahead.