The Importance of Gender in an Organization

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In what ways is gender relevant for work and organisation in the 21st century?


Nowadays in most of the countries there is no gender differences, there is equality everywhere. However, are we all the same? Not really. If we define “sex” first of all we are thinking about biological differences, while “gender” usually refers to the social and psychological. It is crucial to understand these definitions, because sex refers to the natural quality, but later on individual person indentifies himself through the gender socialization.

Originally gender represents an important social mechanism in order to highlight the differences between them to make clear the gender roles in the particular society. Women are natural caregivers, since they are able to breastfeed and giving a birth, while men are more aggressive and physically stronger, which makes them natural providers.

21st century is the age of changes, in technology, social institutes and etc. Globalization and technologies as well as sexual revolution cleared up the cross-gender barriers, however because of the nature woman and men cannot yet be treated absolutely equally and creating an equal policies for both genders became a headache for organizations in the modern society.

In my paper I decided to pay attention to the gender and culture in organizations and beyond. In order to describe the difference, it is better to take a look at the stress at work place – organizational change, as well as different aspects of job design such as teamwork, productivity and performance.

Gender and culture in organizations and beyond

People have an ability to adapt to different environment and usually organizations are not facing any gender issues until this ...

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