Gender Differences


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Misinterpreting gender differences can be a potential disaster. Understanding both genders, however, can lead to a harmonious environment both at work and at home. Definition/s of gender Learning objectives of this presentation 8 points on general gender differences 2 slides describing the differences between report and rapport 20 points on negotiation and gender 6 common areas of miscommunication between genders 4 points on beginning a project with each gender 10 points on the biological brain differences between genders 13 points on sex differences in health and 8 points on sex differences explained 6 points on the brain's differences and 44 pieces of interesting gender facts and trivia 11 points on moving past old stereotypes (male and female) 2 common gender misconceptions 12 points on the positive strengths of each gender 2 slides on individuality and 3 slides on gender neutrality 11 points on the Parsons Model and 6 points on accommodating gender differences 30 points on women working with men and 25 points on men working with women 6 points on females in business 9 points on Kolman's parenting peeves 6 points on differences in marriages 18 points on common misunderstandings in marriages 22 points on communication between spouses 5 points on parenting as partners 8 points on resolving parental conflict 4 more interesting gender statistics Program Objectives / (Pages 2-3) Etymology ' Gender / (Page 7) Etymology ' Difference / (Page 8) Note / (Page 9)


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2 Program Objectives ( 1 of 2 ) Gender Differences r Be able to communicate more effectively with members of the opposite sex. Be aware of gender issues in the workplace. Understand how miscommunications between genders arise and how to fix them.

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3 Program Objectives ( 2 of 2 ) Gender Differences r Know the biological brain differences of each gender. Avoid stereotyping. Recognize the individual strengths and weaknesses of each person, not the strengths and weaknesses of each gender. Understand why gender differences affect the working world.

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Problem-solving Ventilating vs. Curing Women often simply want to express themselves, while men often want to solve problems. Communicating Needs And Desires Hinting vs. Telling Women often hint about their needs and desires, while men directly tell about them. 16 Four Parts ( 1 of 2) Gender Differences r

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Understanding a Situation & Relating Privacy vs. Gossip The notion that men value privacy and women value gossip is outdated, but women are more likely than men to gossip because of their more frequent communication. Communicating Needs And Desires Hinting vs. Telling Men often want to compete, while women often want to cooperate. 17 Four Parts (2 of 2) Gender Differences r

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18 Gender Issues in the Workplace Gender Differences r Gender issues in the workplace arise in many instances, from day-to-day interactions to larger issues. Small issues : Condescension to female secretaries Large issues : Resentment of women in management positions

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1. Beginning a Project Genders Have Differing Views on Questions. 2. Analogies and Examples Genders Use Different Analogies. 3. Goals Aims in the workplace differ among genders. 4. Sharing Information Genders differ on the amount and necessity of information. 5. Mirror of Home Life Differences at home lead to differences at work. 6. Basis for Decision Genders differ on reasoning for a decision. 27 Common Areas of Mis -communication Between Genders Gender Differences r

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40 Biological Brain Differences (5 of 6) Gender Differences r Men more easily recognize emotions as a result of facial expression and tone of voice than women. Women notice subtle nonverbal cues more easily than men.

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43 Sex Differences in Health (2 of 3) Gender Differences r Suffer more depression, anxiety and adolescent eating disorders. Wake up earlier from anesthesia. Benefit more from opium-based painkillers. Women…

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59 Gender Facts and Trivia Gender Differences r Early in Life (1 of 8): At one day old, boys look at mobiles longer than newborn girls. Researchers at Cambridge found that at 12 months old, girls look at faces longer than boys.

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60 Gender Facts and Trivia Gender Differences r Early in Life (2 of 8): The same Cambridge team found that one-year-old boys preferred watching a film showing cars to one showing a person. Girls showed the opposite preference.

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61 Gender Facts and Trivia Gender Differences r Early in Life (3 of 8): At a few hours old, girls are more sensitive than boys to touch. Tests between of tactile sensitivity in the hands and fingers produce differences so striking that sometimes male and female scores do not even overlap, with the most sensitive boy feeling less than the least sensitive girl.

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98 Positive Strengths of the Genders ( 1 of 3) Gender Differences r Female Strengths: Women are generally better at empowering their employees. Women are more encouraging and available to their employees. Women respond more quickly to the needs of their employees.

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100 Positive Strengths of the Genders (3 of 3) Gender Differences r Male Strengths: Men traditionally have a command and control style of managing. Men are more self-assured and quicker when making decisions. Men are better at organizing temporary teams to achieve short-term goals.

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Total Role Segregation Total Disintegration of Roles Education High professional qualification is important only for the man Same content of classes for girls and boys, same qualification for men and women Profession Professional women seen as unimportant and unnecessary Equal professional opportunities for men and women 109 The Parsons Model (2 of 4) Gender Differences r

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Total Role Segregation Total Disintegration of Roles House work Housekeeping & child care are the primary functions of the woman All house work tasks are equally divided and shared Decision- making The man has the final say Neither partner dominates Child Care & Education The woman is the primary caregiver Both partners share these responsibilities equally 110 The Parsons Model (4 of 4) Gender Differences r

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With gender differences in mind, what are some grander approaches to remedy a gender-divided office, and how can you begin to make changes? 112 What Now? Gender Differences r

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127 Men Working with Women ( 1 of 8) Gender Differences r Present Solutions Clearly Good rapport is essential. Women like to feel personally connected to you in addition to feeling the connection that her company shares with your company.

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About half of all privately held companies in the United States are majority-owned by women. These companies contribute about 2.5 trillion in sales and employ about 19 million people in the United States. 136 Females in Business ( 1 of 3) Gender Differences r

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72% of men prefer to sell to women. 59% of women prefer to sell to men. Men have the most trouble with listening. Women find presenting and questioning most difficult. 163 Interesting Gender Statistics Gender Differences r Source: Survey of Sales Professionals.

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