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ch 14 madison jones & conklin

ch 14 madison jones & conklin - people when she...

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Madison, Jones and Conklin 1. Because she worked in a predominately male company, Laura faced some gender discrimination. Whenever she made suggestions, managers did not really pay attention to her and instead, when others made the same suggestions, they were given credit it for it. Also, the more challenging assignments were given to other male managers because of the company’s conservative environment. Moreover, she was left out of the informal network, not getting invited to social events hosted by senior managers. This made her miss out on opportunities to forge good relationships with her superiors. Those that got hired around the same time she did were promoted before her. 2. In order to have overcome the obstacles she faced, Laura should have gathered more
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Unformatted text preview: people when she approached the topic of gender discrimination at the company. If she spoke in a more assertive, confident manner to a group of employees rather than just the president, she would have been able to raise more interest about improving the ethical issue. Also, if she had also gone to human resources to suggest that gender discrimination be prevented, she might have found this way more effective. 3. When Laura brought up the issue, the president could have investigated more about gender discrimination in the workplace instead of just brushing her off. After evaluating whether her allegations were true, the president could have worked with the human resources department to implement affirmative action policies to prevent gender discrimination....
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