London, Aug 12 Women bosses are a nightmare to work for as they are too “sharp tongued” and “loose cannons” while male bosses are easier to deal with since they are straight-talking and get to the point, a survey in Britain has revealed.
The 3,000 respondents in the survey included both men and women.
Female bosses were seen to be more temperamental, more likely to get caught up in petty office politics and a nightmare to work for, the survey concluded.
Astonishingly, two-thirds of women respondents said they would like to have a male boss as their straight-talking, “get to the point” attitude makes them easier to work with.
“Incredibly both men and women are in total agreement that men make better bosses – 63 percent of women and 75 percent of men,” Daily Mail quoted David Brown, of online recruitment firm www.UK Jobs.net that commissioned the survey, as saying.
“This indicates that while women are more than capable of progressing to a management role, some lack some of the key skills required to be a good boss. No one is suggesting that women aren’t intelligent enough to be in senior positions, far from it, but perhaps-some need to be more approachable and less competitive.
“People want to go to work knowing they will be given a fair chance and are supported 100 per cent by those they work with and for.”
Employees pointed out that male bosses were less likely to have a hidden agenda, suffer mood swings or get involved in office politics.
Nearly a three-quarters of the men said that they would rather work for a man than a woman.
Almost a quarter of women respondents charged their female bosses of backstabbing and bringing their personal lives into the office while a third said women with power are “loose cannons” who often feel threatened by colleagues.
Fifteen percent of the employees said female bosses were too “sharp tongued”. Female bosses were also considered to be “too cliquey”, too competitive and spending too long worrying about their appearance.
A high of forty percent said men were more able to keep themselves away from politics and bitching and 14 percent said they found them more reasonable than women.
Among the respondents, there were also those who would rather have a female boss.
They said women bosses are more approachable, friendly and understand when workers need time off to look after their children.
but people are not coming to office to look after children or do house hold work.
Brown said: “We shouldn’t forget that a third of those polled did say women are better to work for.”