Shopping Cart (0)
Video  Finder
Men & Women are Different
This title is part of the Take Away Training Series
Duration: 14 minutes
AUD $275.00
Synopsis
Despite significant changes, gender conflict remains a workplace issue. Learn what both genders can do to work together.
Key Learning Points

The two main causes of the differences are:

  • Genetic/hormonal factors - "hard-wiring" of the brain
  • Environmental/social factors - the way we are treated
  • In the workplace, communication style differences are a key aspect

Differences in body language:

  • Eye contact - females maintain it for longer than males
  • Space - women approach more closely
  • Facial expressions/gestures - women more skilled at sending and interpreting them

Differences in participation:

  • Who talks the most?
    In mixed gender groups men spend more time talking than women;
    people who talk more are perceived as dominant
  • Who interrupts?
    Men interrupt women more often than women interrupt men;
    women are more likely than men to allow an interruption to be successful;
    people who are interrupted are seen as less powerful

The impact of gender differences:

  • Women have less opportunity to contribute ideas
  • Women perceived as weaker, less competent

Differences in making requests:

  • Use of tag questions vs. clear statements - "It's cold in here, isn't it?"

Some changes for women:

  • Discourage interruptions
  • Participate more
  • Make more direct statements

Some changes for men:

  • Listen more
  • Ask questions
  • Self-disclose more - feelings, mistakes
Package Description
DVD
Recommended Audiences
  • Managers
  • All staff
Distributed in the following format(s)
  • DVD
Available in the following language(s)
  • English
Media Type
 Video Recording
Presentation Style
  • Interview
STOCK CODE
TAT72
ISBN
9781921909733
Published
Melbourne
Filming location
Australia
Release year
2001
Remastered year
2006
Copyright owner
ClickView
Publisher
Seven Dimensions