'Relaxed working conditions' and 'less office politics': the reasons why women prefer a male boss, says study

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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.

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