Sandy Schwan's interpretation of a recent Gartner's report on the gender gap is dead-on.
Women with our top-notch communication and listening skills are just better equipped than our male counterparts to deal with many aspects of the new global economy.
The thought of having a workforce without women is not pleasant. With the impact from the war on talent, company could be alienating half the already limited talent pool by ignoring all that female candidates naturally bring to plate.
Gartner focused on five gender-based traits that CIOs should look for in technology talent:
1. Bilateral brain involvement in listening
Listening with both sides of your brain makes women ideal for roles must be a team leader
2. Spatial visualization, pattern spotting
Complex mental visualization is a trait typically dominated by men in fields like engineering
Women are more verbally fluent and could be stronger in analysis of conversation and communication
4. Aggression and risk taking
Men are more open to risks and fall naturally into roles with competitiveness and innovation
5. Social orientation and empathy
Women have higher EQ and can better relate to others
Check out the entire article on SearchCIO.com.
Posted by Christy H.