by Michael Schneider, Inc. Magazine, 4/20/18.
In a Gallup report based on over four decades of research, including the analysis of 27 million employees’ responses, female managers outperform their male counterparts when it comes to driving employee engagement. Gallup defines engaged employees as those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace.
Regarding the day-to-day practical evidence, the study found that if you reported to a female manager, you were more likely to reply “yes” to the following statements:
- “There is someone at work who encourages my development.”
- “In the last six months, someone has talked to me about my progress,” and,
- “In the last seven days, I have received recognition or praise for doing good work.”
Why is this such a big deal? The main reason is that 87 percent of employees worldwide report being disengaged at work. On the flip side, companies that have engaged employees outperform their peers by 147 percent in earnings per share. That’s a lot of uncapitalized potential.
Let’s take a look at the four components of employee engagement that gave women an advantage over their male colleagues…