Whether you’re looking for your next job, or you’re in need of some help, women in business might have something to offer. In fact, according to research, they’re more likely to seek out and help others than men, and they’re more likely to take action to promote the health and well-being of their employees.
Women leaders seek a different culture of work
Women leaders seek a different culture of work than their male counterparts. This is a critical issue. It is also an obstacle for women who are trying to break into high-profile roles. In many cases, women have to overcome habits that may hold them back.
For example, a woman who was a sports star may feel comfortable in an office setting but not so much in a competitive one. While she can certainly learn to play the business game, she may not like the competition.
Another challenge is work-life equity. Whether or not it is recognized, women have to overcome the stereotype that women are less likely to succeed at home or at work.
Historically, business cultures have been designed to help men succeed. As a result, women have less opportunity to advance than men. They are more likely to be passed up for promotions, have lower expectations of career advancement, and face fewer opportunities for leadership.
Efforts to close the gender gap are often centered on shifting the culture. However, in order to change the culture, companies need to set a higher bar for achieving female leadership.
Women need support to overcome their own habits. They need to know that their contributions matter and that they have the power to make a difference. Without these supports, they will be unable to break through the glass ceiling.
Women leaders need to learn to take charge of their own lives and become organizational champions of work-life equity. Achieving this will give them a better chance of success at work and at home.
To address these challenges, companies need to adopt new policies and practices that empower women. They also need to find ways to effectively manage these unfair pressures.
Women are more likely to go to the doctor when they’re in need
A recent study found women are more likely to go to the doctor when they’re in need of a little medical attention. While this isn’t exactly a groundbreaking revelation, it is still a revelation. This data gleans insight into how men and women differ in the office and in the home. The results were analyzed from a sample size of 5 of the more than 170 thousand primary care doctors in the United States. Among the findings was the following: women are more than twice as likely as men to seek out a new primary care physician and are more than five times more likely to visit a doctor for a physical than men. Women are also more than three times as likely to be treated for a urinary tract infection, a condition common among females. Among those who do visit the doctor, women are more than twice as likely to be prescribed medication than men.
As a side note, the women’s health industry is the largest in the United States and boasts one of the highest concentrations of medically underserved patients in the country. This makes it the perfect test subject for any study of gender differences in medical treatment. Among other things, women are more likely to be a primary care physician than their male counterparts, more likely to see a doctor when they’re sick and more likely to take care of themselves when it comes to shopping for medical insurance. Moreover, women are less likely to die in the next five years than men are, something most men fail to appreciate.
Women tend to draw in more diverse talent
Women are ambitious, hardworking, and have an appetite for novelty. It’s no wonder that they tend to draw in a more diverse pool of talent, which can lead to a more inclusive and interesting workplace. But when it comes to advancing their careers, many women aren’t getting what they deserve. The good news is that there are a number of steps that companies can take to help them get there.
One of the most important steps is to focus on the value that women bring to the organization. By making the effort, companies can attract the best and the brightest, while reducing the pressures that can cause them to quit. For example, many companies are offering more paid time off to employees, as well as additional support for their caregivers.
Another step is to set specific goals to improve the gender balance in the workplace. In particular, one in three companies set a target to hire more female managers. This is the best way to improve employee retention and keep the company on the path to equity.
Finally, it’s not a coincidence that one of the most popular items on a company’s wish list is flexibility. Flexible scheduling and other work options are proven to boost employee morale. Companies should consider extending these benefits to more employees.
Although these are small steps, they can make a big difference in the long run. If done correctly, these steps can help to close the gender gap, increase employee engagement, and enhance overall company culture. So what are you waiting for? Start taking action today. Your company will thank you later.
You’ll also reap the rewards of a more inclusive and interesting work environment.
Women are taking more consistent action to promote employee well-being
Women in business are taking more consistent action to promote employee well-being, but they aren’t making much progress on the “glass ceiling” that still prevents many from advancing to senior leadership. Companies should take a closer look at how they can improve gender parity in their own workplaces.
In January 2020, women in business were trending in the right direction. However, women of color continue to face discrimination at work and aren’t seeing their progress translate to the top of the ladder.
According to McKinsey’s new report, “Corporate America’s Breakdown: How We Can Close the Gender Gap,” companies need to address problems in their hiring and promotion processes, track results by gender, and focus on the value of women to their organization. These are key steps to help women achieve their potential.
Many employees don’t realize how much worse the experience of Black women is at their job. For example, Black women are less likely to feel satisfied at their jobs, and more likely to encounter sexism and racism in their work environments. They’re also more likely to receive less support from their managers.
Women’s representation in the C-suite increased from 17 percent to 21 percent in the last year. But the number of women of color in the C-suite has not changed in three years. It’s critical for companies to address this gap and make progress on the “glass ceiling” that prevents millions of women from advancing to manager.
Companies need to invest in the emotional health of their employees. Studies have shown that when people are happier at their jobs, they are more likely to stay with their employer.
A growing number of companies are making employee mental health a priority. This includes providing mental-health benefits, flexibility, and emergency childcare. Some are even going beyond this to provide specific training and other resources.