There goes that whacky Los Angeles Times again, quoting a study that states the obvious. The study is from the International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics and was conducted by researchers at A.T. Still University in Arizona and McMaster University in Canada:
Women make better corporate leaders than men because they are more likely to make fair decisions when competing interests are at stake, a new study has found.
Women leaders take a cooperative approach when making decisions, the study says. But check this out:
Male directors, who made up 75% of the survey sample, prefer making decisions using rules, regulations and tradition, the survey found. Female directors, by contrast, are less constrained by rules and more prepared to “rock the boat,” the researchers found.
Hold on... Isn't it mostly male corporate types who despise government regulation (while insisting on laws forcing women to have babies against their will, of course) and hate oversight and rules (while forcing women to undergo unnecessary trans-vaginal ultrasounds, of course)?
But now we discover that the menfolk don't mind any of that as long as it's they who are doing the regulating.
Per the study, women leaders are also more likely to collaborate, cooperate, build consensus, are more inquisitive, and are more tend to see more than one solution to a problem.
So naturally, corporate boards would welcome them to their board families way more often than not, right?
Globally, women make up about 9% of corporate board members, the study said.
Right. Got it. Check. That makes all the sense in the world.
By the way, with at least one female director involved, companies were 20% less likely to file bankruptcy and did better financially.
Ahem. The study's conclusion: Women are fairer, more reasonable, better leaders, are way cooler (I just threw that one in for fun), and make better corporate leaders than men.