Men and women live in different cultures. As a result they have different rules regarding what is considered "appropriate" adult behavior. Unfortunately neither gender is aware of these disparate norms and rules and often misread what is being communicated. Women may see men as belligerent and insensitive. Men often see women as over-emotional. What they don't understand is that both men and women are doing what works in their own culture. Unfortunately, the same behavior can backfire across culture. Consequently, what seems natural to one gender culture can seem mysterious and baffling to the other.
In her thoughtful and lively presentation Dr. Heim will explain some of the different rules of the male and female cultures and help viewers understand and learn to improve workplace communication between men and women instead of placing the blame on either gender.
Key Learning Points
- Understand that men and women behave and communicate differently because they are raised in two separate gender cultures.
- Learn the internal “rules” each gender culture uses to define appropriate adult behavior.
- See how gender cultures can clash in the context of typical workplace communication.
- Learn how to improve workplace communication between men and women instead of placing the blame on either gender.