The future of work is rapidly shifting, and with it, changes in management. The demographics of business have long been changing, and the male-dominated model is overdue for an overhaul.
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#1. Will female leaders change the future of management?
The world of business has long been made for men, starting with the most seemingly trivial details: office temperature. The problems only begin there but you can witness the consequences across any office: women shivering, sitting with blankets, while men stretch out in T-shirts.
“It’s a powerful metaphor for our organisations,” says Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, chief executive of gender balance consultancy 20-first. “We organise around what suits men and their competitive advantages, and they have no idea it’s masculine. They just think it’s normal.”
It’s a small reflection of the larger truth: women have left a small imprint on the “official” theory and practice of management. Read more on the Financial Times.