They relate respectively to the body, the mind, the emotions and the essential balance between these three.
Societal stereotypes, assumed gender roles, and interpersonal differences can contribute to a communication gap between the sexes. Men and women have assigned roles in society that exacerbate to the gender divide; it is important to remember, however, that not all men and women fit into a labeled category.
Recognizing the common differences and similarities is a first step toward creating understanding. Relationship Orientation Women are focused on relationships and men are focused on tasks. Generally, women prefer to first develop a relationship and then to use that relationships to work collaboratively, but men experience frustration with this method.
Generally, men use tasks as a means to connect with others. The differences between the two approaches effectively establishes a gender barrier between men and women in how they communicate. Task-oriented communication versus relationship-oriented communication may become exaggerated when conflict arises.
Women are inclined to discuss conflict in an effort to preserve the relationship. Men tend to internalize conflict, discarding the effect it may have on the relationship. Women's natural inclination to be empathic instead of analytical deepens the divide. Decision-Making Process Style differences during decision making is a common gender barrier to communication.
Women are process-oriented and prefer to gather information, whereas men rely on a product-driven communication style. When an issue arises in the workplace, a female leader is likely to seek the advice of other colleagues. A male leader may view this as a weakness and may believe that a leader should be able to make the decision on his own, without consultation.
Similarly, women prefer to discuss issues verbally, whereas men tend to process internally. A woman may interpret silence from a man as disinterest in the issue or as disengagement from the group. Non-Verbal Communicative Differences Women use body language to affirm the person who is communicating with them.
They believe that non-verbal communication demonstrates investment in the conversation. This non-verbal signal may be a smile, a head nod or direct eye contact. When men are listening to others, they tend to remain still.
Women often interpret an absence of non-verbal affirmation from men as disinterest in the conversation, a lack of understanding or even an effort to negate what is being communicated. Women may even repeat themselves to provide more clarification or to entice the man to engage.
Unequal Engagement Men provide information; they rarely seek information. Women seek to understand and listen to others in mixed gender groups.
They are focused on giving everyone an opportunity to contribute to a conversation. Dominating the conversation and interrupting women are behaviors commonly exhibited by men. Men may consider it their responsibility to lead a conversation or to demonstrate competence.
When this occurs, women are often silenced or choose to opt out of the conversation. References 2 Ohio State University Extension: Gender Issues About the Author Dr.
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