The management style in most organizational cultures is a male-oriented, "command and control" style that was originally developed in the church and military. It emphasizes clear lines of authority, top-down decision-making, and reliance upon the leader as the one in charge.
Women are socialized to embrace a more interactive management style. Those who have made it to the top of large companies have patterned their behavior after men. But, most women prefer an interactive approach in which the leader takes a facilitative, participative role and uses more truly team-oriented decision-making.
This feminine approach has been viewed as un-leader-like. So, many women are starting their own businesses or find employment in smaller companies willing to embrace various styles.
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