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Workplace communications: The gender gap

March 2, 2009

Over 17 years ago, John Gray wrote a book called 'Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus' which proposed that men and women are as different as beings from other planets in terms of their communication styles and emotional needs.

Workplace communication

On average, we spend 40 hours or more during the work week with co-workers. During that same time frame, we may spend only 20 waking hours with our families or significant others.

Understanding our co-workers' communication styles and habits lends itself to a workplace that is more enjoyable and productive.

The Colorado State College of Business takes a contemporary look at men’s and women’s communication styles as they relate to the workplace in a workshop titled, Gender in the workplace. This event, which is part of the Social Justice Workshop Series, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 4 at 2 p.m. in Rockwell, room 119.  

Gender communication overlooked

Communicating with people of another gender is often compared to cross-cultural communication, but rarely gets the same kind of attention in workshops and diversity training.

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to explore communication and other workplace rituals through a gendered perspective, to understand the roots of our communication styles, and develop strategies to communicate better with co-workers, friends, and significant others of another gender. Come join us!

Contact: Kathy Thornhill
Phone: (970) 491-5474