A couple days ago, Germany voted a law forcing companies to give at least 30% of the company’s board to women.
Even one company with 2/3 of the workforce being women, was criticized for not having enough women on board of directors.
Is this a good idea?
Germany’s Female Chancellor Angela Merkel, thinks so …
If equality should be approached in the strict meaning of the term, then men should get as much office and cashier jobs as women, and women should get as much hard and physically demanding jobs as men!
It’s not the case, isn’t it?Businesses know best what they need, and for what position, so governments should not force businesses to do what is counter productive!
The same with diversity in certain cases (not in general).
Why do i think forcing the companies to have more women leaders is a bad idea?
Because you simply can’t choose random people for leadership, a good manager is not a leader, a good secretary is not a leader and a good employee is not a leader!!! Only a leader is a leader!
The biggest issue that block women from becoming leaders is that they are often not taken too seriously by their fellow male and female colleagues, some choose to be tough just to make their opinions respected, and i don’t think that’s a good solution.
Another big issue women have, is that they have lack of self confidence, and that’s definitely not a good thing if you want to be a leader.
Yet another bad behavior when in leadership is indecisiveness, women often change their opinion a hundred time, don’t believe me? Ask any married guy!
This said, in any company, the pool of women fit for leadership is much smaller than the pool of men fit for leadership, that makes the task of finding the appropriate women to be on the board of companies much harder, and makes the process of selecting female leaders with slightly inferior leadership skills discriminating against the men working in that business.
That’s my friend is putting the feminist agenda, before the capital agenda! And that’s not how business works!
What should be done though, is forcing a 50% quota on politicians, there’s no excuse in a society where women make up half the population, that still only a small number of politicians are females, and that applies worldwide!!! Even when you have a female president, or prime-minister, still less than 20% of politicians are women !!!!