Gender: Who's the better boss?

Gender: Who's the better boss?

Does gender play a role when it comes to management skills in veterinary practice?
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Aug 01, 2010
By dvm360.com staff
Sensible, respectful, and understanding: These are the traits associates say they look for and admire in a boss. So does it matter whether the boss is male or female? Desirable attributes, such as assertiveness or nurturing, aren’t gender-specific, even though they tend to be labeled as masculine or feminine. Bottom line: If you want to be the best boss, or work for the best, put stereotypes aside and start aggressively cultivating your own work character.
Data source: 2010 Veterinary Economics State of the Industry Study

The complete package:
Veterinary associates: Would you rather have a male or female boss?
Team members: Would you rather have a male or female boss?
Veterinary associates' reasons for preferring to work for women
Team members' reasons for preferring to work for women
Veterinary associates' reasons for preferring to work for men
Team members' reasons for preferring to work for men
What you said: Why women are better bosses
What you said: Why men are better bosses
Who's the boss now?
The breakdown in gender among the respondents

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