According to a new Gallup survey, most Americans no longer care about the gender of their supervisor at work. However, there’s a curveball in the data —
- Women are more likely than men to prefer a male supervisor, and less likely to say that gender makes no difference
Some 55% of men and 44% of women say that the supervisor’s gender makes no difference to them.
Even more striking, the poll was conducted in early November, after a number of the harrassment cases had made the news.
Historically, most workers preferred male bosses. That’s simply not true anymore. Male bosses started to fall out of favor in the late 1970s.
Moral: Change takes patience, but it does eventually occur.