'Relaxed working conditions' and 'less office politics': the reasons why women prefer a male boss, says study
Tom Newcombe, November 29, 2012
One in three females prefer a male boss, according to a report published today by officebroker.com.
The survey of 800 female workers found that only 6% said they would want to work for a female manager and 35% prefer to work for a male boss.
The study claims the major factors for preferring a male boss are less office politics, more relaxed working conditions and an improved focus on goals and objectives.
Despite the survey indicating there is a preference to work for male bosses, 85% of the women polled said that they would like to be in a management role during their career.
The poll also showed that 27% would prefer a manager approximately the same age as them, while only 9% would be happy to work for a manager younger than them.
A spokesperson for officebroker.com said: "It is very interesting to find that women would rather have a male boss given the choice. A staggeringly small amount of women said they would prefer a female boss, which is a particularly interesting finding.
"An increasing number of women are holding senior positions in companies, so the impact this will have on office dynamics is going to be a fascinating phenomenon to observe in future."
The online survey of 800 UK female employees was conducted in October 2012.