Women better than men at crisis management

A new Dutch study has found that women are overrepresented in leadership positions in organisations in crisis-mode.

The study suggests men prefer to exert heirarchy, authority and financial influence to solve crises. Women, on the other hand, tend to utilise more passive leadership traits, such as tact and understanding, to manage workplace turmoil.

The report claims that these “feminine” qualities are most desirable when leading a company through a time of crisis.

Read more at University of Groningen