Gender And Interpersonal Styles, Negotiation And Conflict Management

1457 Words Apr 7th, 2015 6 Pages
“How males and females differ: Gender differences in interpersonal styles, negotiation and conflict management.”

Introduction
Women are relationship-oriented, emotional and cooperative whereas men are assertive, demanding and self-assured. This is the widely held gender stereotype that some people hold around us. Whether men and women in fact communicate differently or behave differently in communication, there is clearly a perception that they might. It is important to address these perceptions, because they contribute to behaviours and expectations that flow from assumptions. This review will focus on the effect of our preconceived or learned assumptions of gender and interpersonal styles by looking at supporting evidence, and the effects of that behavior. We will also be looking at whether there are noticeable differences in the way men and women negotiate and handle conflict. Furthermore, the review will discuss whether these differences result in whether if gender should be considered an important aspect of culture.
Interpersonal communication between males and females

Interpersonal communication is an important aspect to getting things done in a workplace; both males and females need to talk, as talk is the lifeblood of all organisations. Interpersonal communication comprises of both verbal components and nonverbal cues. Men and women are known to have distinctive styles of communication; women’s language tends to be more indirect, emotional and elaborate, whereas…
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