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Women's Hostility to Women in the Workplace: Myth or Reality

Susan is Keynote Speaker at Ijona Skills. She has worked as a registered nurse (RN) in a variety of nursing specialties. She has also been the director of healthcare quality improvement, director of education and development, and held other healthcare leadership roles. One of Dr. Strauss's areas of expertise is with bullying and harassment in healthcare- working as an expert witness for lawsuits, training, and conducting investigations. She researched physician abuse to RNs in the OR to determine if the abuse varied based on the gender of the nurse. Dr. Strauss has authored over 30 books, book........

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Overview

Are women really each other's worse enemy or is it just a myth and a stereotype? What does research show about women's hostility to other women, sometimes called bullying in the workplace? Is female to female bullying an issue that deserves attention apart from general workplace bullying? Do we have different expectations of w........

Why should you attend?

Some do not believe there is a difference in the ways men and women bully, and if there is, what is the big deal. They may be right. The research suggests, however, that the two genders do tend to bully using some different tactics. Because women's ways of bullying are generally more subtle, managers may not recognize it as bullying and ignore the behavior thereby giving tacit approval for it to continue. This leads to poor morale, lack of trust in management, poor performance, absenteeism and turnover. This webinar discusses the phenomenon-or lack there-of women's hostility to other women, outlines what one should do if bullied, and discusses management's role in the prevention and intervention of the behavior.


Learning Objectives:
  • Theories as to whether women are more hostile to each other than to men
  • Sexism and stereotypes in our perceptions of women and men?s bullying
  • The nexus of bullying and harassment
  • Impact of bullying on witnesses
  • Tort laws
  • Tokenism

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • To define bullying.
  • To describe women's ways of bullying.
  • To discuss the theoretical causes and contributing factors of women's bullying.
  • To determine if bullying could be illegal harassment.
  • To explore the impact of women bullying their colleagues.
  • To identify management's role in the prevention and intervention of women's bullying.
  • To list the steps to take if targeted by a bully.

Who can Benefit:

  • Human Resources Generalists
  • Managers
  • Directors
  • Women Owners
  • HR Managers
  • Controllers
  • Supervisors
  • Office Managers
  • Accounts Managers
  • Anyone in management at all levels

Webinar Id: ISSWSS003

Duration: 60 mins

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