Gender Inequality in the Business - Report

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Running head: MANAGEMENTManagementName of the Student:Name of the University:Author note:
1MANAGEMENTExecutive summaryThe business sector of Australia has been facing a challenging issue for quite a long time.Although the country has seen economic development for a long time, there are some issueswhich are still persisting even in the 21stcentury. Gender disparity is one of such issues. In thegiven case study about the former CEO of Westpac, Gail Kelly, the management issue about thegender disparity in the Australian business sector has been highlighted. The following reportfocuses on the gender inequality in the business sector of Australia, the leadership styles of GailKelly and how the application of transformational and transactional leadership style can help inaddressing the management issue identified in the case study.
2MANAGEMENTTable of Contents1.0 Introduction................................................................................................................................32.0 Issue Identification.....................................................................................................................33.0 Critical discussion......................................................................................................................44.0 Recommendations......................................................................................................................75.0 Conclusion.................................................................................................................................8References........................................................................................................................................9Bibliography..................................................................................................................................11
3MANAGEMENT1.0 IntroductionWomen empowerment is not always happening in the business world even in the 21stcentury. Gail Kelly, one of the most famous female bosses in Australia, retired from her positionof CEO of Westpac and this threw a light on the big issue of gender inequality at the toppositions of the companies in Australia. In the country, it is observed that after Kelly’s departure,there are only six female CEOs in more than 200 big companies (Fox, 2014). Through thisreport, the issue of gender discrimination in the business sector of Australia will be highlightedto find out the extent of impact. The report will contain introduction, issue identification, criticalanalysis, recommendations and concluding remarks. The models of leadership that is going to becritically analyzed in the report are transactional and transformational leadership.2.0 Issue IdentificationIn the given case study, the issue of gender discrimination in the Australian businesssector is highlighted. The departure of Gail Kelly has thrown an in-sight about this major issue inAustralia. It is found that, majority of the women in Australia climb the ladder of growth bytolerating the discriminating issues in the male dominated work culture (Piterman, 2014). Themanagement function that can be linked with this case study is the Staffing function. Staffing isone of the major functions of the management. This function deals with the human resourceplanning, recruitment, training and development, performance appraisal, promotions andtransfers of the manpower (Williams, Mavin, Stead & Elliott, 2016). Henri Fayol’s Theory ofManagement can be applied in this case. Under the 14 principles of this theory, the EquityPrinciple focuses on fairness of the managers to the staff during all times along with maintainingdisciple coupled with kindness (Fayol, 2016). In this case, through the application of the Equity
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