Men and Women Working Together

A Gender Communication Workshop

Class Summary

(based on last 3 sessions)

Men and women are working together more often than ever before. It is increasingly important to help the sexes learn to communicate more effectively in order to maximize understanding, cooperation, and productivity.

COM262 6.0 Combinable 0.53
One 8-hour session
Janet Welch-McGrath

Any employee wishing to improve workplace communication and productivity.

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Gender-based differences in work and communication style.
  • Societal and cultural gender norms.
  • How to break through "Good Old Boy" barriers.
  • How to avoid the "Cinderella Syndrome."
  • How to recognize and overcome roadblocks that inhibit effective communication between men and women.
  • Techniques for enhancing understanding and productivity between genders.
  • Gender Issues
    • Belief Systems
    • Value Systems
    • Cultural Norms
    • Identity vs. Intimacy in Gender Roles
  • Communication Skill Variances Between Genders
    • Differences in Language Dialogue
    • Expression of Emotion
    • Interaction Between Genders
      • Thinking Process
      • Speaking Styles
  • Assessments
    • Avoiding “Cinderella Syndrome”
    • Breaking Through “Good Old Boy” Society
    • Problem-Solving Development Stages
  • Solving Gender Issues in the Workplace
    • When Men Manage Women
      • Problems
      • Methods for Overcoming
    • When Women Manage Men
      • Problems
      • Methods for Overcoming
    • Double Standards\
      • Problems
      • Methods for Overcoming
    • Conflict/Confrontation Styles
      • Problems
      • Methods for Overcoming
    • Stress Management Variances among Genders