Gender Differences in Communication In The Workplace Essay

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During spring and summer of 201 I underwent a six month internship in the information services department of a major company in my country Botswana. The company , Botswana power corporation is the sole producer and distributor of electricity in Botswana. As a company with branches all over the country it is easy to understand why communication would be crucial to the day to day operations of this company as a whole. For the sake of clarity however I’m going to limit the focus of this paper to the Information servives departmentin which I worked.
My internship position was at the companies head office in Gaborone .As intern it did not take me long to realize that almost all the departments needed the services of the IS department in one
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The only time when the all the staff members got together was during the weekly meeting in the managers office.The meeting was held with members sitting in around a round table ,so that the group members could freely themselves verbally and non verbally.The atmosphere was usually relaxed(except during emergency meetings)with drinks and snacks being served.It was during these meetings that projectscheduling, recurring problems and internal matters were disciussed.The meeting as was the office ws run democratic manner.All members of the group was encouraged to offer their input.When there was disagreement over a certain issue it was often put to the vote. As an intern these meetings were the highlight of the week because of the many brilliant ideas that were born from the brainstorming sessions that often went on during them.Group think was to a large part avoided by the fact that we all knew that the manager door was
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