Study: Women Aim For Results, Men For Analysis

Are women more democratic in leadership style, and men are more autocratic? That's a widely held view but not true, shows a recent study by Portland, Maine-based Management Research Group (MRG). Rather, "Men are more inclined to delegate tasks to others and cooperate with colleagues," says Robert Kabacoff, director of research. "Female managers are apt to come across as more assertive and competitive in achieving their goals, while maintaining more control of their assigned projects." Female managers are more results-oriented in their work while male managers put more effort into business analysis and strategic planning, the study showed. But overall, their bosses find them equally effective. The MRG study encompasses 1,800 managers from 143 firms across all industry sectors in 46 U.S. states and six Canadian provinces. For more information, call (207) 775-2173, fax (207) 775-6796 or e-mail the company at [email protected]

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