We learned that management members might consider not using tests to determine individual’s personalities, because sometimes only judgments on the individual’s abilities indicate stronger personality traits then personality tests. The team members learned that individuals approach job requirements in different manners; this may indicate the reason why an individual’s personality maybe mismatched with his or her current position. Week Two The team members learned about communication during week two’s readings. We learned that communication is one of the most important factors within the workplace. Communication has four factors, control, motivation, emotional expression, and information.
In other parts of the world sexism is more prominent because males have dominant roles over women and therefore look down upon them. Not only is there sexism, but there is ambivalent sexism which is defined as sexism directed against women based on both positive and negative attitudes (hostility and benevolence) rather than uniform dislike. To better understand ambivalent sexism I took a test that would rate my hostile and ambivalent sexism. The Ambivalent sexism inventory measure how sexist you are towards men and women. My scores from this test were quite surprising to me.
In the essay Tannen discusses how men and women communicate very differently and how it affects our everyday lives. She gives real world examples, provides evidence for her claims, and genuinely makes a compelling argument on the vastly different ways men and women go about socializing. She discusses how when men are alone with women they tend to not talk as much, body language men and women use, and how women fear being pushed away while men aren’t in touch with their feelings at all. It’s clear through the essay, as I said before, that Tannen has done her homework on the subject and that it would be difficult to make a case against any of her points. This is why I found it interesting that in the academy award winning film From Here to Eternity, the males and females exhibited behavior that was completely contrary to Tannen’s findings.
How might these three employees’ characteristics affect the performance of the organization? In my opinion it seems to me that the most common concern is the personality trait. All three of the employees have different personality traits; this will require a different means of communication from a manager. To look a bit deep, a manger must know his people and their capabilities, for instance placing people in the right job makes all the difference in the world and can greatly affect the organization performance in a positive or a negative way. For a better example, let look at employee number one from our employee questionnaire, in the case of Dontae, he has a introvert personality with strong individual skills in supply procurement.
Unfortunately the recent report tells us that only by 2095 we can achieve the full gender equality on the workplace. However, of course, we could try and shorten that time. It is obviously important to have not only males in the business world, because this way we miss out on many opportunities that women could bring to the world, due to the different perception of values. When for example men are driven by mostly material success, women tend to build up relationships and friendly environment on the workplace. However, sometimes emotions and nurturing can affect the business in a negative manner.
By stepping out of their comfort levels managers need to develop knowledge of cultural differences and a sensitivity to diversity issues. By establishing relationships at work with individuals different from yourself, you begin to learn about the talent and knowledge the diverse culture can add to your organization. They also need to address prejudice and prejudgment within themselves. Some examples of misconceptions usually based on cultural values, stereotypes and life experiences are that women are less committed to a successful career than men, older employees cannot learn new technology and younger workers only care about themselves and their social life. By challenging these prejudgments, a manager can become a role model for all employees to embrace cultural diversity in the work place.
The goal of vocational rehabilitation is to help people with disabilities to get and retain meaningful jobs but with employer’s lack of knowledge about hiring individuals with disabilities and lack of knowledge about workplace accommodations, vocational rehabilitation counselors are finding it harder and harder to place individuals with disabilities. With that being said, the paper will take a closer look at employer opinions about work place accommodation and how that
When we talk about conditions and the environment in the work place and in society in general there is one issue that we can not fail to see, which is the fact of the difference between men and women in many aspects, there is an issue that some people tend to believe, that there is no fairness between male and females competing for a position or a job in organizations. Then questions take place in peoples mind; is it fair that men make more money than women do, even though they both have the same qualifications? Or is it possible that women are less likely than men to get promoted? Is there a chance that women start at lower positions in the work place than men do? Everyone is entitled to have an opinion but discrimination in the work place
Although media is a great boon for us, it also has its drawbacks. Media has become so powerful over the years that now they are able to shape the way general public perceives the news (Smith, A History of the Roles of Women in Newspapers : Media, Gender, and Journalism, 2011). One such perception that media is able to influence is regarding women. Women have been progressing faster now than ever before, now they are known for being more than just house wife’s who stay at home, cleans the house, cooks and takes care of the children. In some cases, women are now considered equal to men instead of being someone that can be ruled over or given orders to, they are making decision and their opinions and suggestions are being taken into account.
What people usually see the clearest are the imperfections. When there are poor leadership skills it makes it really hard for the workplace to perform at its full potential. It is important to have examples of good leadership, when there is an absent presence of management it harms the team drastically. For example, when a manager is trying to be friends with his or her employees this creates a wall between professional and personal treatment. When this happens, the workplace can get very un-professional and employees start to do as they please.