This site uses cookies...
Cookies are small text files that help us make your web experience better. By using any part of the site you consent to the use of cookies. More information about our cookies policy can be found on the Terms of Use.

Mother and leader in the office

The Maternity As a Master (MAAM ) study carried out by Andrea Vitullo and Riccarda Zezza was widely covered by the Italian press. Its results overturned many stereotypes as regards maternity: anyone who is a mother more easily becomes a leader in the office. Transferring her maternal skills to the work place can therefore lead to career advancement because the maternal brain presents a series of specific qualities. Change: no one changes faster than a child, which is why mothers are accustomed to facing new situations in a constant combination of flexibility and firmness, mentally reorganizing themselves to respond to the changes. The ability to solve problems: a mother produces more oxytocin and dopamine, so the transmission of signals between the different parts of the brain becomes faster; naturally tending to moderate her ego to make room for the needs of her children, she is inclined to seek solutions and opportunities that are not even immediately obvious. Empathy: the mother sums up in herself tolerance, understanding and management of the “no”, at home as in the office. Essentiality: receiving stimuli from multiple directions encourages the ability to summarize and enables a person to go straight to the heart of the matter; research has demonstrated that mothers analyse complicated databases naturally, easily succeeding in adopting efficient strategies. Roles: multi-tasking is a positive overflowing of resources to be used at various times according to need. Speed: a mother has a great ability to switch the focus from one subject to another by recognizing what has priority and establishing a hierarchy of values.




St. Peter’s Square

Sept. 22, 2019