The Gender of Power: The Female Style in Labour Organizations

  • Luisa Martin Rojo
  • Concepción Gómez Esteban

Abstract

This chapter explores how the way women exercise authority and communicate in labour organizations in Spain is seen and evaluated. Our main objectives are the following. First of all, we wish to show the influence of the work context (organizational culture and structure) on the way women manage and communicate, and on how these capacities are perceived. To this end, we shall try to identify the present model of management in Spanish companies and to examine its relationship with communication style, in particular that of women. Likewise, we shall consider the connections between the gender system and labour-related power, and in doing so examine the importance of social networks for the development of women’s professional careers and for the integration of women in labour organizations. Our second objective is to suggest good practices in work organizations. In these sections we shall encourage, by means of examples, reflection on women’s style of leadership and communication, with the aim of considering new ways of developing our professional careers.

Keywords

Europe Coherence Assure Posit Fishing 

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  • Luisa Martin Rojo
  • Concepción Gómez Esteban

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