So often in the workplace you hear grumbles about the boss and everyone has an opinion about the goings on of the workforce, work place and how it is run.
No matter how big or small the company is, people will always have an opinion about the work management. But normally in and amongst those if you ask them about their boss or line managers, they may say they are okay and they like them however they still generalise about management not functioning properly.
This is because a good manager is someone who works with the functionality of people and treats the staff as individuals as everyone is unique.
Everyone is different and people have their own life situations going on outside of work and people motivated by different things. So, as a manager they need to understand the individuals and support them, rather sitting and issuing orders. There are times when a manger has to take charge and issue orders and when they demand things, they should in theory get done.
There are also times when the boss will have to step up and support and look after the staff to enable them to get the job done. He/she should then recognise and reward their achievements and treat them as individuals throughout the whole process.
- Support your staff rather than issuing orders
- Reward good performance
- Treat staff as individuals and be empathetic to their own personal situations.
This is a very interesting subject because men think they make better bosses…but so do women!
However, interestingly enough many women do not like having a woman boss, so having asked the women who makes the better boss, they tend to say women of course but actually the majority prefer a male boss.
On the other hand when asking a man, the natural reaction is of course “men make a better boss” and we don’t see the same reaction when it comes to women because when you get down to it most women actually prefer male bosses. It could be that there is a stigma attached to a man taking orders from a women, certainly maybe less nowadays but it is still there to a degree. plan a route For a woman they see a strong female boss as a possible threat, the claws come out and they can get catty. However before everyone jumps down my throat I realise this is only a generality so don’t kill me…please!
So let’s address the issue, it doesn’t matter, male or female because it is actually about how you manage!
And it doesn’t matter really whether you are a man or woman whether your boss is female or male. The question should be do they manage correctly? Do the employees feel valued? Do they give the employees enough direction as well as keep them motivated and supported? Because if all those things are being done correctly it doesn’t matter if they are male or female.
So the original question doesn’t matter, it will always be about the skill of the manager. So the person who makes the best boss is the one who makes the best manager, who looks after them, acknowledges them and develops them in the work place.
So in summary and to answer the age old question the answer is neither! It is about the individual regardless of gender.