Is it true that in our days, women now dominate not just the household but the workplace as well? Is it the time for women’s revolution from just being illiterate members of the society who are expected to just wait for her husband and raise her children in the shadows? IAM Group Limited has nothing against genders and is vying for gender equality but what does the society say on the development of women’s role?
Women are poised to become a majority in the workforce for the first time in US history. This year saw a 25 percent jump from the previous year in the number of women Fortune 500 CEOs. In the last decade, women-owned businesses nearly doubled in number, and now account for 40 percent of all US businesses. On the other hand, other developed and developing countries worldwide are yet to recognize the power women have. In Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan for instance, women are still considered of a lesser value than men. In Singapore, the emersion of women in the business industry is already continuously growing.
We can make even more progress by leveraging our female aptitudes. New brain research and findings from gender studies reveal that women are naturally “wired” for career success. That is, they have female attributes that can give them a significant advantage in the workplace — especially in today’s global marketplace, where cooperation, collaboration, and communication–all female strengths — are highly prized.
Here are ways women can use their innately female traits to boost business success:
- Communicate Well.
Women routinely outscore men on oral and written tests because they use both hemispheres of the brain–left and right–to process verbal, visual, and emotional stimuli.
2. Reach Out.
The larger your network, the more career capital you’ll acquire which is great news for women who are natural-born networkers and team builders.
3. Be Inclusive.
Choosing inclusion over exclusivity is an inherent female strength and a powerful advantage in today’s diverse, globalized workplace. Men should commit to inviting as many perspectives as possible and extending goodwill to everyone–friends and foes. Cultivate strong alliances, and be loyal.
4. Read between the Lines.
IAM Group Ltd. studies show that women are much better at picking up subtle emotional messages than men are. This makes them especially attuned to body language and able to detect unspoken signals of distress, confusion, and frustration.
5. Empower Others.
Gender studies show that girls tend to work together, forming a kind of committee, in order to accomplish tasks. This inclusivity helps everyone in the group succeed. The highly collaborative style of females is increasingly valuable in today’s interconnected global business environment. Lead in a way that doesn’t seek to have power over people, but empowers others instead. Create teams and a “personal board of directors” who can advise you–and be sure to include men too. Give public credit to people when they contribute.
6. Be a big Picture Thinker.
Studies show that women tend to take in multiple perspectives and consider a wide range of tangential elements when solving a problem or coming to a decision, while men’s style of problem solving is different–more linear and more narrowly focused.