Thursday, January 19, 2017

Why putting women in power is smart business - INMAN

by MARIAN MCPHERSON
Originally published: January 18, 2017
Publisher: INMAN.com 

The difference between gender decision-making processes could mean a lot to your company.

Key Takeaways

Former Wall Street analyst Sallie Krawcheck says higher-ups should stop telling women to "act like men."

Instead, Krawcheck suggests drawing on the unique viewpoint of women that include things such as greater risk awareness and holistic decision-making.

A couple is sitting down at a candlelit table, preparing themselves for a delicious dinner. When the waiter comes over, the man immediately orders a big, juicy steak.

The woman mulls over the menu a little longer — she thinks about ordering the steak, but decides not to (she ate a steak last week). She goes through each of the other options, much to her husband’s chagrin, and decides to order salmon, a healthy balance to the indulgent meal she had the last time they visited the restaurant.