Feminisation of the workplace
In response to the pressure from
feminismand cultural trends highlighting characteristics in workers which have culturally been associated with women, feminisation of the workplace is a label given to the trend towards greater employment of women, and of men willing and able to operate with these more 'feminine' modes of interaction. The chief characteristic has been summed up as ' emotional intelligence'.
Drivers of this change are said to be the increase in socially interactive work such as telesales, therapy, personal services, caring professions and the like which have tended to place a premium on
empathy, listening and emotionally well-tuned responses.Fact|date=June 2008
These are the markers of the so-called feminisation: empathy, sociability, greater emotional engagement, a greater preference for non-confrontational interactions, emotional sensitivity.Fact|date=June 2008
There is some dispute about how far these things are
cultural constructions and how far they are biologically innate. There does seem to be evidence to support the latter without it being determinist and there are a number of factors that seem to show that there is a part played by enculturation and socialisation. The real debate is where the boundary between the two interpretations lies and how to explain it.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Cyber-aggression in the workplace — Cyber aggression or cyber harassment can be best described in the words of Whitty and Carr: “Takes the form of obscene or hate e mail/text messages that threaten or frighten, or e mails/text messages that contain offensive content, such as sexist … Wikipedia
Workplace deviance — Workplace deviance, in group psychology, may be described as the deliberate (or intentional) desire to cause harm to an organization – more specifically, a workplace. The concept has become an instrumental component in the field of organizational … Wikipedia
Workplace conflict — is a specific type of conflict that occurs in workplaces. The conflicts that arise in workplaces may be shaped by the unique aspects of this environment, including the long hours many people spend at their workplace, the hierarchical structure of … Wikipedia
Workplace wellness — is a program offered by some employers as a combination of educational, organizational, and environmental activities designed to support behavior conducive to the health of employees in a business and their families. Known as corporate wellbeing… … Wikipedia
Workplace jargon — is a term used in the United Kingdom to describe the often needless and/or meaningless sentences and phrases used by both managers and colleagues in the workplace instead of plain English. It is also known as corporate speak , corporate nonsense… … Wikipedia
Workplace politics — Office politics redirects here. For the House, M.D. episode, see Office Politics (House). Workplace politics, sometimes referred to as Office politics (which strictly only includes office workers, although the meaning is usually intended in the… … Wikipedia
Workplace safety — Near miss unsafe work practice example: Forklift tipping over from excessive weight being picked up … Wikipedia
Women in the workforce — Part of a series on Women in Society … Wikipedia
feminization — UK US (UK also feminisation) /ˌfemɪnaɪˈzeɪʃən/ US /ˌfemɪnɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun [U] ► a process in which more and more women become involved in an activity where there are traditionally more men: »The partial feminisation of the workplace has put work… … Financial and business terms
List of feminism topics — This is a list of topics related to the issue of feminism, women s liberation, the women s movement, and women s rights:*All female band *Amazon feminism *Anarcha feminism *Antifeminism *Anti pornography feminism (also Sex negative feminism)… … Wikipedia