Developing Strategies in the Workplace: Self-awareness, Assessment and Planning
Recognition of gender differences in relationships at work is not just another example of social workers concentrating on themselves rather than their clients. While action to make social workers more gender conscious should be directed first at relationships between colleagues and line management, understanding the gender implications of work with women clients is part of this. Consistent behaviour will be facilitated by transferring learning from one group of women, i.e. colleagues, to another, the clients. While policies define what should happen, it is only colleagues who stand a realistic chance of monitoring and effectively demanding improved conduct with women clients.
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