Fler kvinnor till toppen : Management för att främja jämställdhet på ledande positioner inom byggbranschen

Detta är en Master-uppsats från Mälardalens högskola/Industriell ekonomi och organisation; Mälardalens högskola/Industriell ekonomi och organisation

Sammanfattning: Research question: How can JM Construction (sv. JM Entreprenad) work to encourage women to reach leading positions within the organization based on a management perspective? Purpose:                The purpose of this study is to describe how a male-dominated organization within the construction industry, from a management perspective, can work towards gender equality in leading positions within the organization. Method:                 The study was of a qualitative nature based on a deductive approach, which enables interaction between theories and empirical findings. The theoretical framework was based on scientific articles and books. Empirical data collection was conducted through 21 interviews, a focus group and meetings at JM Construction as well as reports and observations. Based on theoretical framework and empirical findings, a thematic analysis was conducted. Conclusion:            A male-dominated organization within the construction industry can, from a management perspective, work towards gender equality in leading positions by actively communicate and illustrate the importance of gender equality. An organization with few women in leading positions should work with increasing the representation of women in leading positions and exemplify female role models, because there may exist a glass ceiling in the construction industry. An organization that wants to implement gender equality in leading positions needs to formulate clear gender goals and strategies for gender quality and formulate a gender equality plan. It is important to consider gender equality as an organizational change. In order to promote women, specific support for women can be implemented, such as role models, encouragement, individual career plans and access to personal contacts through networks and mentoring programs. It is important that an organization in the construction industry considers structural capital alongside with personal qualities within a recruiting process.

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