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1/30(Sat) Women leaders better? / Participatory policy making (Host: Winston)

發表於 : 週日 1月 03, 2021 11:21 am
李昰翰
Dear Yoyoers,
It’s my pleasure to host the meeting on Jan.30, 21. Over the long river of human history, the mainstream of human life has been tending to patriarchy society. Moving to nowadays society emphasizing on gender equity, the statistics shows that the number of men leaders is still much more than women leaders. The research on the comparison of genders versus its outcome over leadership probably will trigger interesting discussion. Harvard Business Review conducted an assessment over the effectiveness on managing virus crisis sampling out from over 60,000 leaders (22,603 women and 40,187 men, and an amazing data analysis shows that women leaders have better performance than men leaders. What are your opinions over women leaders’ better performance than men leaders. Does it mean that female talents are stifled and wasted? If women are inherently having superior traits than men on managing crisis, why patriarchy society has been the real world phenomenon over long history on human life? Getting back to the smallest organization of household unit, do you think it is a tiny “patriarchy” or “matriarchy” family on mainstream of modern society? Will it be likely that one day either “Glass ceiling” or “Glass cliff” will apply to men instead of women?

For session two, we’ll discuss about participatory policy making. It is said that good governance resting on four pillars of transparency, participation, rule of law, and accountability. Transparency ensures and provides access for public to monitor the policy making over public affairs. Participation actualizes the principle on “governing over the consent of being governed. Does that mean this principle should be adaptive to all fields of policy making? If so, should all policy making base on poll and ignore what the elites advise? The rule of law actualizes the management on resource distribution, game rule, rod and carrot and so forth on policies aiming to bring better life for people. If participatory policy making is a “must be” approach to form policy, do you think the participants of the policy making from civil society should be accountable as well as the policy making officials? What are your viewpoints?

Kindly wear a mask in the meeting, if convenient.


SESSION ONE: Women leaders better?

Source:
Women Are Better Leaders During a Crisis
Harvard Business Review
by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman Dec.30,2020

https://hbr.org/2020/12/research-women- ... g-a-crisis
(Please notice that it only allows to click 3 times to the same article monthly at this web site.)


Key content excerpted:

1.Glass ceiling
Glass ceiling describes the invisible barrier to advancement that women often face when they are up for promotion to the highest levels of an organization.

2.Glass cliff
Glass cliff describes the idea that when a company is in trouble, a female leader is put in charge to save it.

3.Data analysis
Last year, we wrote about how women were rated better leaders by those who worked with them when compared with men. The data for our analysis was pulled from assessments of over 60,000 leaders (22,603 women and 40,187 men).

Between March and June of this year, 454 men and 366 women were assessed on their leadership effectiveness using our Extraordinary Leader 360-degree assessment. Consistent with our pre-pandemic analysis, we found that women were rated significantly more positively than men to look at similar data gathered during the first phase of the Covid-19 crisis to see if these ratings had changed.

4.Competencies for leaders managing crisis
To better understand what was driving the difference in engagement levels, we looked at the competencies that direct reports ranked as most important during the crisis. Notably, respondents put greater importance on interpersonal skills, such as “inspires and motivates,” “communicates powerfully,” “collaboration/teamwork,” and “relationship building,” all of which women were rated higher on.

5.What values and needs from leaders
Based on our data they want leaders who are able to pivot and learn new skills; who emphasize employee development even when times are tough; who display honesty and integrity; and who are sensitive and understanding of the stress, anxiety, and frustration that people are feeling. Our analysis shows that these are traits that are more often being displayed by women.


Questions:
1. What are your viewpoints on glass ceiling, glass cliff for women? Is it a phenomenon at career occasion which you’ve evidenced? Why?

2. Do you agree with the analysis from the article that women leaders perform better than men leaders on managing crisis? Is it a superior trait for women than men on crisis management as the analysis on virus crisis management? Can this conclude that women are inherent better than men on all field of crisis management?

3. Looked at the competencies that direct reports ranked as most important during the crisis. Notably, respondents put greater importance on interpersonal skills, such as “inspires and motivates,” “communicates powerfully,” “collaboration/teamwork,” and “relationship building,” all of which women were rated higher on. Do you think so? Should we have more women leaders leading better life for people around the world?

4. Who is the household leader in your family? Are you happy with such arrangement? Do you think women or men leaders can better lead tender organizations such as YOYO?



SESSION TWO: Participatory policy making

Sources:
How Can Taiwanese Be Engaged to Develop Policies for the Future?
CommonWealth magazine
By Roy Ngerng
2020-11-26

participatory policy workshop.jpg

https://english.cw.com.tw/article/artic ... on?id=2854

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF4BAY__eBw


Questions:
1.Do you think “participatory policy making” is a good idea adaptive to all field of policies making? Why or why not?

2.What are the pros and cons for “participatory policy making”? Which side weights more?

3.How the government can elevate its role to become a facilitator of ideas and in translating them into policies? Should the government meet all demand ideas from diversified participants on policy making? Is that possible to cook a dish for all clients? If not likely, what will be the feasible conclusion you’ll expect from the government?



Agenda:
3:45 ~ 4:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
4:00 ~ 4:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
4:10 ~ 4:50pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
4:50 ~ 5:10pm Summarization (20 mins)
5:10 ~ 5:15pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
5:15 ~ 5:55pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
6:00 ~ 6:20pm Summarization (20 mins)
6:20 ~ 6:30pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements
Meeting Date: As shown on the Subject Line
Meeting Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Meeting Venue: 丹堤咖啡 Dante Coffee (Minimum Order $80)
Address: 台北市濟南路三段25號[MAP]-捷運忠孝新生站3號出口步行3分鐘
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Re: 1/30(Sat) Women leaders better? / Participatory policy making (Host: Winston)

發表於 : 週二 1月 19, 2021 10:02 pm
李昰翰
Bring to top.

Re: 1/30(Sat) Women leaders better? / Participatory policy making (Host: Winston)

發表於 : 週一 1月 25, 2021 10:44 pm
Kooper
Survivor bias may explain why female leaders seem to be more competent than their male counterparts. In many organizations and professional fields, the glass ceiling makes it harder for women to climb up the ladder. Women won’t cut it if they are only up there with their male competitors. They need to hands down outperform men to make the grade as a leader.