Project #53904 - Gender Issues

Read the articles below that apply to the qusions if  necessary  answer the activies below. No more than 3 paragraph per LA. Please use APA format, in text citation and list refernce. 

Learning Activity #1:  Communication Differences between Genders

Informed by the reading, identify an experience you or someone you know has had in which there was a failure to communicate between a male and a female. A business context would be preferred. If not business, please ensure that issue is not too personal.

1) Share the context, the issue and the result.

2) Discuss your views on the result. Was the result mutually agreeable and beneficial? If not, how might the result have been different?

3) What understanding of communication differences that you gained from the reading could have made a significant difference for the better in the prevention or outcome of the communication failure that took place?

 

Learning Activity #2:  Gender Stereotyping & Bias

The study by Heilman, Block and Martell suggests that both men and women are subject to stereotypes in the workplace.  These stereotypes are particularly detrimental to women managers.  The further study suggests that once women achieve managerial status, continued progress and development is not assured.  Rather, without deliberate action, women are likely to fall to the wayside in the climb up the organizational hierarchy.

Consider the work experiences that you’ve had and the women managers that you have observed.  Are your experiences consistent with the findings of this study? What stereotypes and biases have you experience whether first hand or observed. Be specific and give examples.

  • Gender and communication: Finding common ground. 
  • Merchant, K. (2012). How Men And Women Differ: Gender Differences in Communication Styles, Influence Tactics, and Leadership Styles. 
  • Tinsley, C. H., Cheldelin, S. I., Schneider, A. K., & Amanatullah, E. T. (2009). Women at the bargaining table: pitfalls and prospects. Negotiation Journal 25(2), 233–248. doi: 10.1111/j.1571 9979.200
  • Saxena, R., Ghatnagar, D., Kannan, G., Gupta, V., Mavalankar, D., Dev, R., Vohra, Neharika, Bhatia, A., Nanavaty, R., Deo, A., Shivashankar, S., Gupta, V., Sircar, S., Gore, I., Chakraborty, C., Kaul.  Gender and Workplace Experience.
  • Tannen, D. (1994, December 11). The talk of the sandbox: How Johnny and Suzy's playground chatter prepares them for life at the office. The Washington Post, C1. 
  • Nadler, J. T., & Stockdale, M. S. (2012). Workplace gender bias: Not just between strangers. North American Journal Of Psychology, 14(2), 281-291.
  • Schein, V. E. (2001). A global look at psychological barriers to womens progress in management. Journal of Social Issues 57(4), 675-688.
  • Heilman, M. E. (2001). Description and prescription: How gender stereotypes prevent women's ascent up the organizational ladder. Journal of Social Issues, 57(4), 657-674.
  • Gender Issues: Communication Differences in Interpersonal Relationships 
  • Gender Communication Differences and Strategies
  • Heilman, M. E., Block, C. J., Martell, R. F., & Simon, M. C. (1989). Has anything changed? Current characterizations of men, women, and managers. Journal Of Applied Psychology, 74(6), 935-942. doi:10.

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