Advantages And Disadvantages Of Working With Females In The Workforce

Communication

Women have impeccable communication and interpersonal skills and encourage teamwork at the work place. Unlike men, women consult frequently at professional level adding to the team-oriented work environment. Women generally perform better at written and oral tasks as they utilize both hemispheres of the brain, the right and the left hemispheres. This confers them with better response to visual, emotional and verbal cues (Fischer 763). Therefore, classically as customer care service operators; customers hardly ever turn them down.

Problem Response: Women’s sensitive nature is an invaluable asset at the work place. Their intuition and perception and ability to pick up nonverbal communication, makes them proficient problem solvers. Their understanding of body language at the work place enables them to mediate situations and concerns before they escalate.

Transformative

Women not only help in achieving targets at the work place, they also facilitate in the creation of a healthy environment to help in the realization of these. This is realized through maintaining sober workplace relationships. A feminine touch to the office in terms of décor and color welcomes ambience and denotes environmental tranquility. Apart from remodeling the business environment, the can also adapt to and endure different physical, psychological and emotional environments better than their male counterparts. Women tend to be excellent team players. Their “mother” intuition denies them acts of unhealthy cutthroat competition (Kecia 13). They strive to stay on course. Their innate ability to interact naturally and easily with others makes them an asset at the work place (Kecia 87).

Multi-Dimensional

Women are a hotbed of new ideas and diversity. They come bearing multiple perspectives and interests. During bonding activities, while men tend to stick to their routine, women have a plethora of new adventurous experiences they can indulge. They tend to exit the conventional practice making them versatile, dynamic and interesting at the work place.

Such diversity is a recipe for better cooperation hence organizational success.

Disadvantages

Women tend to speak their minds openly.  Such tendencies could land them in trouble with management. In situations of unmanageable stress, i.e. job loss, reprimand, they tend to get emotional triggering a tirade of tantrums. Their commitments to the office and the home tend to drain and wear them out. This over-engagement works against their overall performance at the work place. There is no relief in their work schedule as they work throughout. This incites disinterest and lack of ambition in most of them at the workplace (Fischer 765).

Women may use their sexuality to gain favors from their employers and business associates especially if their employer has loose morals. This may include; promotions at the workplace, favoritism towards business assignments, awarding of contracts and performance appraisals. Such acts would give them undeserved advantage at the work place that will in turn necessitate strife. Such acts kill the spirit of professionalism and hard work in organizations.

Women tend to get affected easily by situations, especially relating to family. They panic and get worked up when they receive melancholic communication. This drastically affects their performance at work. To women, family takes center-stage; hence some tend to sacrifice their careers for family. Close relations with male colleagues at the workplace, may be misinterpreted by their spouses, which can be a recipe for tense relations at home and at work. Such suspicion and tension will negatively affect her overall performance and interactions socially and at work.

 

Works Cited

Fischer, Donald. “Diversity Dynamics in the Workplace.” Durnham. Personnel Psychology.           Vol. 59. Boston: Blackwell Publishing, 2006. 761-765.

Kecia, Thomas M. Diversity Dynamics at the work place. California: Wardsworth, 2005.