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"Hello Mam, Would You Like to Say Something"? but Only After I am done

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 4)

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Page : 349-350

Keywords : Gender; Women; Communication;

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Women use their communication as a major tool to connect with people, empathize with them and foster a shared feeling. While this is true in informal spaces like home and neighborhood, it is quite the opposite at workplaces. Victoria L. Brescoll, in her research on volubility and power dynamics, describes several studies where volubility of men has a strong relation to their perception of power. Men talk more to establish their dominance while women refrain thinking that talking too much would result in negative consequences and backlash. Men also fail to understand that women are silent at workplace often, not because they lack the relevant stuff to talk about but because they are more concerned about how they would be perceived and if their likability would get affected due to their speech. Women comprise 50 percent of our humanity and their voice is equally important to be heard. Their silence should not be treated as compliance or submission to men?s ideas instead an atmosphere that fosters psychological safety has to be created that enables all women to feel safe, welcomed and respected within organizations.

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