In the African customary society, leadership and the right to control were assigned to the menfolk alone Women had no right to power or leadership of any kind. This customary practice is a strong barrier to women in leadership roles Even though women are now allowed to take the lead in offices, they are rarely given the final lead positions.
The society still maintains the notion that a woman has no right to rule over a man. Most times, male workers feel humiliated, embarrassed or insulted by their Female leaders For every instruction or assignment she gives them. Female leaders tend to go through some unnecessary extra miles to prove and justify their opinions in offices before their ideas can be adopted. It really takes some great deal OF effort for a female leader to receive some obedience or loyalty h.ore her male subw-dinares.
As a leader, the business progress depends on her. And she must ensure that work is done in her area of administration. She must ensure by all means that there is work progress in her territory or else she stands the risk of Iosing her job or business. So she keeps fighting with her difficult male subordinates to get things done.
As a result OF frustration and in an effort to get their impossible subordinates to be more effective at work. women leaders tend to be aggressive and rule by the stick. They tend to be very intolerant and do not hesitate to punish any defaulting staff either according to organizations policy or any other means like verbal abuses, shouts and quarrels. This further causes a societal disapproval of women in leadership. Male leaders receive a much less resistance and high level oF obedience and corporation from dzeir subordinates and colleagues than women. You Inay rarely see a male boss being Frustrated by his work team.
Anna, an Architect had a tough time working as a supervisor in a Projet unit in which she was the only woman in the unit as well as the unit head. Arguments between her and her male colleagues were never ending. It was very difficult to convince them to accept instructions or ideas. At some point, there was some conspiracy against her. It was never fun being a leader as a woman until she learnt and adopted the principles of leadership by diplomacy. But that was not too long before she lost her J'ob to the conspirators.
In the customary societies leadership is for men alone. But in the career world leadership is for the most skilled. The office of a leader neither contains a man nor a woman, rather, it contains an authority which describes a set of rules and responsibilities that must be obeyed and executed.
Male workers who have female leaders and who feel embarrassed by the situation of being led by a woman must understand that a career environment is different from a home. In a home, a wife may owe that subjection to her husband as long as their marriage permits it. At work place he has no marriage relationship with his female leader or work team therefore he must not take leadership over his female colleagues neither do his female colleagues or leader owe him any personal Submission as he expects.
Previous text you can refer to
- The social dilemma about women in careers
- Womens first involvement in careers
- The first withdrawal of women from careers || part 1
ref:- Esther U. Okoye
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