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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
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MOURAO, Tânia Maria Fontenele and GALINKIN, Ana Lúcia. Women managers' teams: social representations about feminine management. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2008, vol.21, n.1, pp.91-99. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722008000100012.
The aim of this study was to apprehend the way teams that have a woman as amanager are building the social representation about this management. The participants were 74 women and 72 men whose teams work with seven women who have reached the top of their careers in administrative positions of DAS 5 and DAS 6 levels of the Public Federal Administration. A free association test was applied and analyzed through the EVOC software. The results showed that the participants identified some characteristics on women management that were considered a feminine form of leadership: interpersonal relationship, respect for individuality, concern with the quality of work. This kind of management carries an interactive style that is characterized by the capacity to promote inclusion, which is a characteristic of flat management nets.
Keywords : Teams; feminine management; social representations; women leadership.