Whatever you think of the uk prime minister, theresa may has a very rough road ahead if hillary clinton becomes us president, she will join mrs may at the top of the glassiest of glass cliffs the phrase describes the tendency for women to be preferred over men for precarious jobs among. Glass cliff refers to the tendency of groups, organizations, or political parties to put women in power during times of crisis. Why are men far more likely to be in positions of leadership than women are in this post, nathan palmer partially answers this question using the concept of the glass cliff. Jill abramson's firing as editor of the new york times has prompted conversation about biases that affect women in positions of authority two prominent fields of research explore this question. Studies show a disproportionate number of women and minorities reach positions of leadership at precarious times.
It's hard to imagine what theresa may must be thinking right now just three weeks ago, she was a low-profile member of david cameron's cabinet, regarded as a professional and reliable leader in the conservative party ably holding a position that's been called a graveyard for political. Glass cliff n (neologism) a term that describes the phenomenon of women in leadership roles, such as executives in the corporate world and women political election candidates, being likelier than men to be put in leadership roles during periods of crisis or downturn, when the chance of failure. The glass cliff phenomenon was defined in the last decade, though it is something we've seen play out in business for years before that the glass cliff. Are women leaders often set up to fail there is a certain amount of anecdotal evidence to suggest yes. By michelle ryan 2017 women's leadership conference executive summit guest presenter professor of social and organisational psychology/dean of postgraduate research university of exeter, uk professor of diversity university of groningen, the netherlands the glass cliff refers to the phenomenon.
There has been much research and conjecture concerning the barriers women face in trying to climb the corporate ladder, with evidence suggesting that they typically confront a 'glass ceiling' while men are more likely to benefit from a 'glass escalator' but what happens when women do. Marissa mayer is in trouble the multimillionaire former google executive had hoped to be the captain to right the ship, la steve jobs at apple but instead she seems to be busy rearranging the deck chairs it is a sad tale and i fear that it will become an exemplar of a much bigger, much. The inventors of the term glass cliff - which appears on the shortlist for the oxford dictionaries word of the year 2016 - say it has found fame because it resonates for so many women. Glass cliff to arise in a context of predominantly female leadership, expt 2 will dispense with a female history of leadership condition and will test the importance of stereotypical attributes for leader selection in times of crisis versus success in a typical. Get to work the glass cliff and 4 other ways our coworkers treat us differently because of gender women are more likely to be promoted when an organization is already failing.
Susanne bruckm ller, research associate at the universit t erlangen-n rnberg and coauthor of the hbr article how women end up on the 'glass cliff'. The glass cliff is the alleged phenomenon of women in leadership roles, such as executives in the corporate world and female political election candidates, being likelier than men to achieve leadership roles during periods of crisis or downturn. Talk:glass cliff this article is of interest to the following wikiprojects: wikiproject. In the wingfield apartment in st louis, the mother, amanda, lives with her crippled daughter and her working son, tom at dinner she tells her daughter, laura. The glass cliff is a phenomenon in which women are more likely to be put into leadership roles under risky and precarious circumstances.
Our latest freakonomics radio episode is called after the glass ceiling, a glass cliff (you can subscribe to the podcast at apple podcasts or elsewhere, get the rss feed, or listen via the media player above. Managing diversity and the glass cliff [the cipd, michelle k ryan] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this report, the result of research undertaken by the school of psychology at the university of exeter and the cipd.