Putting gender intelligence at the top

Since women are the scarcer resource, some would argue their input is more valuable
By Richard Nesbitt
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/12/2017

If a particular behaviour is not delivering a desired result, people usually change this behaviour. But sometimes people don’t make the change, so they continue to experience the same failing result repeatedly. Why do people act this way? Undoubtedly, human nature bears some responsibility.

But this pattern of “failed behaviour” plays a major role in the lack of advancement of women at many organizations.

Women have changed their behaviour a great deal to achieve what they seek. So why do we continue to believe women can run businesses only five per cent of the time, as seen in a 2015 United Nations report looking at the number of women in top roles at the biggest enterprises?