ASSESSING THE EFFECTIVENESS AND CHALLENGES OF WOMEN IN MANAGERIAL POSITIONS: THE CASE STUDY OF GHANA COMMERCIAL BANK IN KUMASI
This research seeks to assess the effectiveness and challenges women face in managerial position using Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB), Kumasi as a case study. The study relied on both primary and secondary data sources. The primary data were gathered through field survey using questionnaires while secondary data were obtained from literature sources. The study revealed that women are generally democratic, have excellent interpersonal abilities, trustworthy and employed more participatory approaches in leadership. Due to the qualities, women in leadership/ managerial positions are generally found to demonstrate transformational leadership styles as argued by Bass (1998).However, women face a number of challenges and these can be broadly categorized into two based on responses of the respondents interviewed. The challenges are home/work conflicts and gender stereotyping. The study recommends among other things the need to strengthen public awareness to help in tackling gender stereotyping, encouraging more women into managerial/ leadership positions through policies like quota system, political and public appointments, scholarships and many more.
|Keywords: Effectiveness, Managerial Positions, Women, Ghana Commercial Bank, Kumasi|
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