Do Women Prefer Men as Bosses?

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Do we prefer male bosses?A majority of well-placed English women prefer to work for male bosses, a survey revealed, challenging traditional beliefs of sisterhood among women.According to the survey conducted by a leading women’s magazine in the UK, 60 per cent of the women said they would rather work for a man than a woman. 70 percent of respondents admitted they would be happy to see a woman colleague fail.

Monthly magazine Harper’s Bazaar conducted the survey among 500 top professional women in finance, newspapers and healthcare. The magazine, with a readership of 212,000, is a favorite among smart and sophisticated women who are affluent, well traveled and cultured. Harper’s Bazaar projects the latest international trends, issues and personalities.

As many as 86 per cent of the women surveyed said they would flirt with a male colleague if it would help them to improve their job prospects. The women were questioned on an anonymous basis.

Editor Lucy Yeomans said she was shocked by the findings of the survey:

“Some of the results confirmed our suspicions - the power of high heels, for instance - while others were surprising, in particular the fact that the majority of women polled would rather work for a male boss.”

"We work in a female-dominated industry and were amazed at this lack of 'sisterly' support. But considering so many also confessed to flirting with a male colleague as a means to getting their own way, perhaps we shouldn't have been so shocked!"

Some other findings of the survey:
58 percent said there was indeed gender equality in their workplace.

70 percent of respondents admitted they would be happy to see a colleague fail.

20 percent confessed to taking credit for another's work.

85 per cent of the women admitted they had locked themselves in the office toilet to cry.

About 33 per cent said they pretended to be less intelligent than they actually were to flatter a male ego and get ahead.

70 per cent of women thought that socializing outside office hours brought them more influence at work.

40 per cent said men had not invited them to traditional male bonding activities such as a round of golf or a game of poker.

70 per cent said that simply by wearing a pair of high heels to work they automatically felt more powerful and confident in their ability to deal with the working day.

Well, do you believe the UK findings have a similarity to the situation among working women in India? Are women the same everywhere? Or would you say Indian women are different?


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