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What Do Women Want?

Both managerial and clerical women want to be treated with respect and want supervisors they can respect.

WORK VALUES

Here's how 7,629 managerial and clerical men and women rank their work values, according to Sharon Mason of Brock University in Ontario, Canada.

Managerial Men

1. Wages/ Benefits

2. Challenging work

3. Opportunity for advancement

4. Authority to make decisions

5. Sense of accomplishment

Clerical Men

1. Opportunity for advancement

2. To learn new skills

3. Wages/benefits

4. To be treated with respect

5. Challenging work

Managerial Women

1. To be treated with respect

2. Supervisor one respects

3. Wages/benefits

4. Challenging work

5. Sense of accomplishment

Clerical Women

1. To be treated with respect

2. Wages/benefits

3. To learn new skills

4. Supervisor one respects

5. Opportunity for advancement