Eric Duncan Jr
Journal Entry #3
Gender communications between men and women is different in several ways but just because they differ in communication styles both genders have good intentions. When talking about problems women often want empathy and try to reach a mutual understanding, while men want quick solutions that often lead to heated exchanges. It's easy to see that women communicate to build rapport and men communicate to preserve independence and dominant status. A person's communication with the opposite gender could be based off ...view middle of the document...
Males want to get to the point while women often want the best options at hand and also talk out solutions. When you have both genders together the business gets the best effort to get the job done and that is a major factor in the business workforce. We need to look past our assumptions about the meaning of a particular manner of speaking to build better mixed-gender teams. In today's society women aren't afraid to give their views to men which builds a greater respect between the two genders.
I learned many things from difference in gender communications the most important is that men and women go about communicating in different ways. A few good ways to balance constructive communication that I learned from this topic are: Understanding the motivation behind a person's behavior, Recognize your own communication style and bias, you have to be respectful to the others genders styles and values, and compromise to bring out the strengths of the communication style. As a future business man in a male dominant profession, I must rise above bias views to communicate effectively with men and women in order to help them. There is nothing better knowing that men and women can get the job done effectively no matter the diversity and differences in the room.