* BLUF - Do you all think about this Podcast ? Should (or will) manager relationships be less important in the future ?
I do _not_ promote or support sexism in the workplace.
And it seems like the person that was interviewed here was advocating the idea of diminishing the role of the
Direct Report <-> Manager relationship.
Did you get that impression as well ?
This report seems to certainly support the idea that the relationship with a manager is very important and key to success.
But, it also seems to support that the male-to-male relationship is more successful.
BTW - Smoking habits also seem to be very important in this study.
Manager Tools always supports the idea of working with reality - (They like to say that they don't produce "Fantasy - Tools")
It seems to me that the solution is to help more women have better relationships with their managers, rather than to diminish the importance of relationships in general.
* In the Conclusion, they do support the idea that when there is more physical distance between employee and Manager that the male-to-male advantage seems to disappear.
--- And yet we know that Managers are often terrible at distance management.
The relationship can’t be as strong.
* Is there a healthy balance we are looking for ?
* What do you think ?
Podcast Interview :
FullText of the working paper :