Female or male bosses? Workers in Singapore have their say

Female or male bosses? Workers in Singapore have their say

Do you prefer female or male bosses?

Judging by the results of a recent study by recruitment firm Randstad, it appears that workers in Singapore overwhelmingly prefer a male manager.

The report found that 76 per cent, or more than three out of four employees in Singapore prefer having a male boss. This is much higher than the global average of 65 per cent.

Read also: Why we don't like women bosses (and why it matters)

But is this really the case?

AsiaOne went down to Raffles Place in the central business district at lunchtime recently to get the thoughts and opinions of Singapore workers themselves.

Some who were interviewed concurred with the sentiment expressed in the study, saying that superiors of the fairer sex tended to be more emotional and had a greater tendency to micromanage.

However, other respondents disagreed, saying that gender was not an indication of a person's character or management style.

Watch the video below to hear what they said. Some respondents in the video have been masked upon request.

Tell us what you think in the poll below.

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