Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICOSAPS 2020)

Gender Issues towards Communication Aspects on Women Leadership Styles in Construction Company

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Heryna Oktaviana Kurniawati
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Heryna Oktaviana Kurniawati
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201219.013How to use a DOI?
Keywords
gender, female leader, feminine-masculine, transactional-transformational, construction
Abstract

Construction is a field of work which is task oriented and has been classified as a masculine line of work. In social prototypes, a female leader is synonymous with traditional leadership that imitates men. Leadership theory with a gender perspective refers to Loden’s theory which categorizes leadership as masculine and feminine. This theory not only refers to personality characteristics and work skills based on gender, but also the characteristics of work and work environment. Whereas Bass’s leadership theory focuses more on effective leadership both conducted on a reciprocal (transactional) or change-oriented (transformational) basis. Through qualitative research methods, specifically examined how the internalization of organizational culture is applied by women leaders in a construction company, the results show that the leadership of PT Hutama Karya Infrastructure’s Director who is a female leader, shows a masculine-transformational leadership style. Masculine characteristics are characterized by competitive, strategic, analytical, high control and not emotional characteristics. And feminine characteristics are characterized by result-oriented and high performance. Meanwhile, transformational leadership is seen as an effort to make changes for the better. Changes made include self-control, self-actualization, and changes in the system oriented towards achieving the company’s goals. To implement this leadership, the organizational communication applied is democratic communication delegating not only tasks from top to bottom, but there are also inputs, ideas, and constructive criticisms that can be used as a reference for company policy, both from internal and external parties.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICOSAPS 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
21 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-306-6
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201219.013How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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