Gendered Communication In The Workplace And Training

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Men and women are not from different planets. We speak the same language, but we interpret the meanings differently.

There is a \'secret decoder ring."

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Gendered Communication In The Workplace And Training

  1. 1. Gendered Communication in the Workplace and Training Or… Same planet – Different formats May, 2009 (c) 2009 Rosman & Associates Columbia, MO 1
  2. 2. Definitions Communication – • The interaction of verbal and non-verbal signals between two of more individuals. Gender – • “Masculine” or “Feminine” in Language versus Physical “Male” and “Female” May, 2009 (c) 2009 Rosman & Associates Columbia, MO 2
  3. 3. Gender Diversity • Language Defines “Men” and “Women” • Culture Teaches “Male” and “Female” Communication • “X” & “Y” Chromosomes DO NOT! May, 2009 (c) 2009 Rosman & Associates Columbia, MO 3
  4. 4. The Dichotomy – Gender Based Power Solidarity Asymmetry Symmetry Hierarchy Equality Distance Closeness May, 2009 (c) 2009 Rosman & Associates Columbia, MO 4
  5. 5. Male Female Speak Speak • Hierarchy based on • Hierarchy based on Competition Cooperation • Goals are Real and • Goals are Social and Material Sharing • Rules and Individual • Rules and Individual Roles are clearly Roles are sometimes established in each tentative and situation. changing. May, 2009 (c) 2009 Rosman & Associates Columbia, MO 5
  6. 6. Want more? • Visit our web site: www.DavidRosman.com • Write us an e-mail: Profspeaker@netscape.net • Invite us to speak to your organization. Additional topics include: Resume and the Cover Letter Team Building and Problem Writing Rules Resolution Rebuilding the Corporate Mission The Design and Delivery of a Statement Successful Training Program May, 2009 (c) 2009 Rosman & Associates Columbia, MO 6
  7. 7. David Rosman, MA • Over 25-years of experience: – College instructor in the areas of: • Communication and Business Communication, • Management and Administration, • Insurance ( Life & Health – Property & Casualty) • Human Resource Management; – Corporate, Not-for-Profit and Political Communication Consulting; • MA – Organizational Communication, University of Northern Colorado May, 2009 (c) 2009 Rosman & Associates Columbia, MO 7
  8. 8. Client List includes: • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland • CIGNA Insurance Group • Central Missouri Community Action • Missouri Employer’s Mutual Insurance • Linda Jacobson for U.S. Congress • Dearborn Financial Institute and Publications May, 2009 (c) 2009 Rosman & Associates Columbia, MO 8
  9. 9. • Regis University • Wes Upchurch for Secretary of State (MO) • American Red Cross • The New York Deli (Columbia, MO) • Metro Volunteers (Denver, CO) May, 2009 (c) 2009 Rosman & Associates Columbia, MO 9
  10. 10. Awards • 2008 Interactive Media Award for Editing • Kulp-Wright Award Nominee – 1996 and 1998 – For professional development program development. May, 2009 (c) 2009 Rosman & Associates Columbia, MO 10
  11. 11. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND YOUR BUSINESS May, 2009 (c) 2009 Rosman & Associates Columbia, MO 11

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