There is a major shift occuring in the workforce and women are at the center of it. Women's skill sets are more prevalent in the workforce now than in the past, especially as women hold more management positions. The following skills are women bring into the workplace:
1. They're more intuitive to bringing in all points of view. This allows for more collaboration and win-win situations. In today's complex working environment, this way of doing business is essential. Women are more inclined to investigate both sides to see if both parties can actually have a desirable outcome. They're more willing to ask, 'What do you want out of this?'
2. They have different values than men do. They're much more empathetic to the diverse workforce needs. If an employee is conflicted between work and other aspects of her life, a woman in a senior position would more likely notice the needs of her employee.
3. Women are stronger with networking, sponsoring and supporting each other. Women help each other out more often than men do. However, one of the biggest mistakes women make is their lack of confidence. They underestimate their potential and, therefore, don't achieve as much as they could.
If you look at the unemployment numbers, education continues to be the key differentiator in people who are getting jobs and people who are not. If you run the numbers, it's inevitable that there will be more women than men in the future workplace.