Abstracts: August 14th, 2000

Vinnicombe S, Harris HPeople Management, (UK), 6 Jan 2000 Vol 6 No 1

Start page: 28. No of pages: 2

Reports UK research that has looked at why the evidence that women possess the skills to be successful managers and leaders is being ignored by many organizations. Blames the informal organization for this, arguing that this, rather than formal organizational policies, is the main influence on promotion decisions. Identifies three areas in which the informal organization has influence – the selection processes used in internal appointments where informal recommendations are routinely used to identify promotion candidates; the definitions of success which result in women being seen as less ambitious; and the reputation of women for being less committed than their male colleagues.

Subject(s): WOMEN, CAREER DEVELOPMENT, CORPORATE CULTURE, JOB PROMOTION, MANAGERS, UNITED KINGDOM

Database: HRMA: Human Resource Management Abstracts WO: Workplace/Organizational Learning.

Style: Journalistic

ISSN: 1358-6297. Reference: 29AE943

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