In America, the management of workers by assimilation into is being replace by the “integration of diversity”.
This article summarized what issues arise in communication and speaking with one another in the workplace. It really touched on the differences in men and women. All of these qualities and variations all stem from childhood. Boys played in large groups and were programmed to emphasized their strengths while girls on the other hand, were taught to downplay their strengths because sounding too sure of themselves will make them unpopular.
This can create problems for women getting promotion or being recognized. It also states that women tend to apologize more, simply to show concern. ...view middle of the document...
It is not that women are not contributing their ideas, it is that they verbalize or communicate them differently. Many women tend to present their ideas with “we” while men will present them with “I”. The women are not making an obvious effort to take credit for their ideas so the men that “taking them up” tend to stick in everyone’s mind, even if he is not the one who originally came up with it.
The use of language is seen throughout Tannen’s article. Every rubric and every word she uses is source of power. If language is a “particular manner of verbal expression”, then it may/can be used as a source of power. It allows individuals to express their ideas feelings, and thoughts particularly in the workplace. These thoughts, feelings, and ideas are essentials for performing many duties and task that are expected in the workplace. Countless words in the article idea with language and how it is used and perceived in the workplace
*******table on conversational rituals*******
This table breaks down the patterns that are usually used between the genders. Basically it reveals all the conversational rituals talked about in Tannen’s article. It help understand how men and women differ in conversational rituals and also exemplifies how many of us (different genders), misread the use of language, expressions, and rituals used by others.
However, every now and then, we may encounter...