Women to rule in workplace by 2020: Study

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Houston(United States), Sep 6: The time is not far for women to rule in workplace. By 2020, one in every three workers will be a woman, study has revealed.

"This will change company culture in an in-depth manner due to the difference in female management styles," says the study on 'Working in a globalised space' conducted by Ericsson Malaysia.

"Women will move rapidly up the chain of command and their emotional-intelligence skills may become ever more essential," states the study.

As women manage their jobs more cautiously than men and focus on long-term effects, they are consensus builders, conciliators and collaborators.

"Women will employ a different leadership style. It will be heavily engaged and motivational," said Sebastian Barros, head of multimedia and consulting system integration, Ericsson Malaysia.

"The workplace-research group Catalyst studied 353 Fortune 500 companies and found that those with the maximum number of women in senior management had a higher return on equities -- by more than a third," he said.

The report on the study also says that flexible career paths and nomadic working environments will be the primary elements of the future workplace.

"The office environment will be more interactive -- walls could become screens showing diaries, documents or video conferences. You won't need a keyboard and mouse to control your computer. Instead, users will open documents and surf the internet using nothing more than their brain waves," it says.

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