Regardless of how fairly you think you treat your male and female employees, research indicates that managers may unknowingly damper women’s career enthusiasm and hinder their performance.
Here’s what all leaders should know about effectively managing their female employees for long-term success.
Learn about their future ambitions as early as you can. A study by Bain & Company followed the career goals of 1,000 men and women from the time they graduated college, until they’d spent a few years in the working world. Before they started their careers, 43% of the women studied wanted to achieve an executive-level position at some point in their career, compared to just 34% of the men.
But when the same group was asked the same question about their professional aspirations a few years into their careers, female interest in achieving executive (register to read more)dropped significantly: Just 16% of the women still wanted to rise to the high...