In an ecumenical outlook the issue of gender

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In an ecumenical outlook, the issue of gender inequality is a considerable concern in many offices, as women face huge responsibilities both at home and at work. Nonetheless, for the gender inequality that prevails in the workplace, it can be avoided if all employees respect their counterparts regardless of gender. Importantly, enforcing this virtue among staff will lessen cases of workplace discrimination and allow for diversity, which enhances a company’s performance and chances of long-term success. Furthermore, people perform better in an
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THE GENDER DYNAMICS OF WORKPLACES 3 environment that is receptive to their needs because it brings more opportunities for them to grow and earn recognition (Mihaila, 2016). Therefore, it is imperative to bridge the prevailing gender gap, an aspect that can be done by ensuring there is equality in salaries and wages among both genders depending on an individual’s ability and productivity at work. The issue of gender dynamics is expounded further by various gender theorists. For instance, Marx argues that the present-day ideologies which uphold male domination and female oppression stem from lessons that were instilled to people during their youth and adolescence stages. Parents impart stereotypes to their children that suggest men are better in more things than women. This creates gender role socialization, which is directed by parents, making youngsters grow with a negative perception of gender roles. As a result, the gender stereotypes that men are better than women are actualized and end up being institutionalized through inequalities in salaries and wages, as well as sex separation at the workplace (Mihaila, 2016). For
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