With youngsters being less patriarchal and more sensitive towards gender parity women employees’ favour younger bosses states ‘The Younger Boss- Older Subordinate’ relationship, a detailed research elaborating India’s evolving world of work.
According to the report, more than 52 percentage of women in the start-up sector preferred working under younger superiors. Women felt younger bosses were less prejudiced and more open to diverse point of views. The liking for younger bosses is not just restricted to women, even male employees preferred younger bosses. Around 75 percentages of men, in the start-up industry were open to report to a younger superior indicating a clear shift in the qualities that define leadership. Though there is a penchant for youngsters, there is an equal and strong wave of resentment towards their leadership style. While more than 57 percentages of the entry-to-mid level employees across sectors favoured working with younger superior, around 75% of the seasoned professionals (talent with more than 20 years of experience) looked forward to working with older bosses. They attributed the older chiefs with better capabilities to handle complexities, ambiguity, people and organizational transformations.