Women are not necessarily better managers than men; nor are men necessarily better than women. There are many reasons why women are capable of managing people better than a man can. This doesn't mean that women are better managers, though. Many managers (men) are lazy, complacent, and unaware. If the implication from the article is that women are better managers because more of them are attending college, it is sorely misguided. Certainly, tools for managing more effectively and efficiently are learned there; maybe even honed to some extent. This is true for men and women though. The notion and realization of better managers is based upon many things, including perspective, and there is much truth to this.
Women may be getting more
opportunities to lead and manage because many more are educated. (Many
were already capable years ago.) That isn't the real reason women are
better managers or even good managers though. Women are finally being
appreciated for their abilities to manage and lead partly due to being
more educated, partly due to the appreciation (beneftis) of, demand for,
and legal stipulations of diversification, and partly due to the fact
that they have been pretty solid managers in the past; the ones that
reared our children, kept our households (and us) organized, and had a
vision of our family's success in daily "operations" and future
preparedness for most challenges (as teachers and parents). This is by
no means the limit to why they are good managers. Any list would have
to be more personalized to the individual.
To say women are
better managers than men is a blanket statement. I have learned much
from women - in many management positions (families to large
organizations). I have compared my abilities to theirs to see how
effective I am in their regard. Education, experience, self-actuality,
and appreciation of others abilities are assets that benefit every
manager. Being an effective follower, remaining attentive to individual
personality traits, and keeping the organization's vision in mind are
also endearing principles that should be used for every person who
desires to become a good manager. This list is not inclusive, either.
bottom line here is that women are and have always been good managers.
Are they better managers than men? I am sure some are are and some can
be. Are men better managers than women? I am sure some are and some
can be. Either way, the paradigm has shifted and society is not
threatened by women managing or leading. Diversity education, an
appreciation for individual ability, and a decreased feeling of being
passed over by women in management and leadership positions within the
workplace are important reasons why this is happening. I think they are
all good and will provide for a more promising future.