This Week's Herman Trend Alert

HR in Normal 2.0
 

  The Herman Trend Alert

November 5, 2014

Why Women Will Lead the Future

Although only one in three (33 percent) workers in the United States currently have a woman for a boss, employees who work for a woman are more engaged than those who work for male managers.

Not surprisingly, female managers are themselves good role models for engagement. The Gallup study found that 41 percent of female managers are engaged at work, compared with 35 percent of male managers. In fact, female managers of all generations are more engaged than their male counterparts. The implications of these findings have meaningful consequences for the workplace.

More highly engaged female managers are more likely to contribute to their organization's current and future success. According to Gallup's research, at least 70 percent of employees' engagement is attributable to their managers. If women are more engaged than male managers, their higher engagement levels probably result in more engaged, higher-performing workgroups.

Overall, workers who report to a female manager are more engaged, on average, than those who work for a male manager (33 percent versus 27 percent). Female employees who work for female managers are the most engaged, at 35 percent, while male employees who report to male managers are the least engaged (25 percent). Actually, similar to the Zenger-Folkman results we reported two and a half years ago, employees of female managers outscored employees of male managers in the majority of areas (11 of 12 engagement Items).

Gallup found that employees who work for female managers are 1.26 times more likely than employees who work for male managers to strongly agree, "There is someone at work who encourages my development". These data powerfully suggest female managers are better than their male counterparts in developing the potential in others and helping their employees to succeed.

With higher graduation rates, the number of women leaders is on the rise. This increase with these results from Gallup bode well for organizations having better leadership, as we move into the future. Though we are still dealing with relatively low engagement scores overall (a maximum of 35 percent), it is clear that once again, women outshined men as leaders. When considering whom to name manager, enlightened corporate leaders will take into account the enhanced engagement abilities of female bosses.

Special thanks to Kimberly Fitch, PhD, a Client Service Manager, and Sangeeta Agrawal, Workplace Research Manager, both at Gallup, who wrote about the study in the Business Journal.


© Copyright 1998- by The Herman Group, Inc. -- reproduction for publication is encouraged, with the following attribution: From "The Herman Trend Alert," by Joyce Gioia, Strategic Business Futurist. 336-210-3548 or https://hermangroup.com. To sign up, visit https://HermanTrendAlert.com. The Herman Trend Alert is a trademark of The Herman Group, Inc."

DON'T MISS APF'S FUTURES FESTIVAL: ONLINE OCTOBER 24TH: FULL SPECTRUM FUTURES
The Association of Professional Futurists proudly presents its annual online learning experiences on Full Spectrum Futures. Network with leading futurists from all over the world. And best of all, it's free to attend, though contributions are encouraged to help defray costs. For more information, visit here.

SUPERIOR TRANSLATION SERVICES
Excellent translation services from English, French, or German into Spanish. Especially well-versed in medicine/pharma and automobile industries. 5-year Bachelor Degree in Translation. Also editing and proofreading of all kinds of Spanish language documents. Flexible rates, depending on number of words, degree of difficulty/technicality, and turnaround. For an instant quote email Mariana Campora Lesti at marianalesti515@gmail.com or contact her on SKYPE at marianacampora.

HOW DOES SHE DO IT?
Our author Joyce gets quoted in TIME Magazine and other national media on a regular basis. You can, too! Sign up for ExpertClick.com. You will be found by the news media and in Google search: 1. Through your personal search-engine-optimized press room by 39 topics you choose; 2. By news releases pushed out 10 ways including Google News; 3. Be found in the 2020 printed Yearbook of Experts, Authorities & Spokespersons. Save 15% when you register by October 31st @ http://www.ExpertClick.com/Discount.

To read this Herman Trend Alert on the web: https://hermangroup.com/alert/archive_10-14-2020.html.


Herman Trend Alerts are produced by the Herman Group, strategic business futurists, Certified Management Consultants, authors, and professional speakers.

New subscribers are always welcome. There is no charge for this public service. The Herman Trend Alert is read by over 30,000 people in 90 countries, including other websites and printed periodicals. Click here to sign up for the Herman Trend Alert.

Do you enjoy receiving this weekly e-mail update? Contact us about our co-branded Herman Trend Alert service.


Subscribe or Unsubscribe to weekly Herman Trend Alert
View this week's Herman Trend Alert
Archived Weekly Herman Trend Alerts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


[ Home About Products Resources Media ]

 

7112 Viridian Lane
Austin, TX 78739
Voice: 336-210-3548
Toll Free in US & Canada: 800-227-3566
E-mail: info@hermangroup.com


  © The Herman Group. All rights reserved.

Web site design by WebEditor Design Services, Inc.