Eight tips for helping middle managers become gender aware
Elisabeth Kelan reveals eight tips for helping male middle managers become more gender aware
Male managers are in a central position to influence organisational cultures. Here is a checklist of advice you can give a male middle manager who wants to become more gender aware:
- Monitor meetings closely for potential gender bias. Think about ways to ensure that women are being heard and be aware that women might express themselves differently to men.
- In hiring and promotion decisions, keep in mind that assumptions we make are not always correct. Check your own assumptions and alert others to the assumptions they make.
- Mentor and sponsor a woman by not only providing advice but also encouraging her to take developmental assignments.