By Asmita Sarkar:
The bias against working women is so inherent in India that a Chhattisgarh school textbook recently landed up in the news for carrying the message that working women are the cause of unemployment in the country.
Workplace gender discrimination, as this video reveals, is not much better at the western end of the world. “Not everyone believes the data, people have their own views about this and people have very biased views,” says Consson Locke, Assistant Professor of Management at London School of Economics, when asked why there are so few women at the top management level when data reveals that having 30% more women improves operations of a company.
Talking about interesting solutions like diversity, flirting and flexibility, Professor Locke, reiterates that leadership needs to be more balanced, and these solutions seem to be working for the western world. Perhaps it’s time that India looked beyond gender divide and became more inclusive and innovative in its approach to management.