Staffing organisation TeamLease Sevices recently conducted a survey across several Indian cities to decipher gender preferences in the workplace.
The survey, conducted across Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi [Images], Hyderabad, Kolkota, Mumbai and Pune, revealed that most participants have male bosses. Also, 45 percent of the participants felt that males make better bosses, as opposed to 24 percent who think that female bosses are preferable.
Presented below are other key findings:
- A staggering 75 percent of the survey participants said that being a woman is enough of a reason not to take up senior positions.
- More than half the participants from Chennai, Ahmedabad [Images] and Kolkata respondents prefer to have bosses of the opposite gender.
- In Pune, 70 percent of the work-force said they had no gender-preference when it came to their bosses.
- Eighty percent of participants from Ahmedabad thought that women have better administrative, managerial and target skills. In contrast, sixty-five percent of New Delhi respondents were displeased with women bosses' competency in the same key areas.
- Mumbai has a higher number of female bosses as compared to the other cities.
Surabhi Mathur-Gandhi, GM of permanent staffing at TeamLease is quoted as saying, "The increased role for women in the workplace today seems to reflect a pragmatic but sometimes reluctant change in attitudes, objectivity and aptitudes. Women are seen as bringing different skills but despite equal competence continue to battle unfair and dated perception issues."