The pretty boss!
An interesting project I've been involved with recently was progressing in an interesting. The guys were enthusiastic to work. (If you're in corporate America, you will know that is an anomaly). The only thing I was able to find different was... The manager was really really hot!
Now, I'm the first to take a stand against things like intolerance based on gender. I prefer that my organization would have a balanced number of males, females and minorities mainly because this is extremely healthy for the products and allows it to cater to the diverse demographics of the customer base. Of course that's a very hard goal if not impossible to achieve.
The guys were working frantically, burning the midnight oil. Working weekends and sometimes working overtime and not reporting it (unheard of). But they were excited!
The job wasn't all that fascinating. We've done similar jobs at least 50 times in the past! But this one was different. The boss is a hot, smart lady that happens to be VERY attractive! But she is also ambitious and charismatic. Not a normal thing in the software world. She advertises that she is single and "looking".
For the first time in my history, I see guys competing to work for her. Instead of running away from the lady boss. This one was different. You can see it from her choice of colors. Bright red is her signature color.
The good news is that this lady is delivering me results. Which is almost half way to the goal. The way they are achieved matters a lot. So we'll be keeping an eye on this one to make sure there are no promises being made to employees that are most likely to be broken. Or that the employees are being lead on to something indirectly.
I don't have a problem with people using their charisma and influence to get the job done, as long as these remain within the proper moral guidelines and don't lead to further confrontation down the road.
It's funny how some guys seem to work tirelessly, like drones, in return for a simple smile of a woman! Now if women only knew!Disclaimer: I might be wrong! Maybe she has a motivational way that excites the worker into achieving more. I don't want to be too quick to judge