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Tannen probes the way gender roles shape the ways men and women communicate in the workplace, and how these differences lead to misunderstandings.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Tannen (You Just Don't Understand, Morrow, 1990) describes differences in men's and women's public communication as found within the business setting. These differences appear to influence actual perceptions of worker skills and abilities. For example, women say "I'm sorry" without actually apologizing and tend to use an indirect manner of speech. These styles make women appear less confident, competent, and professional. However, women who learn to speak like men are accused of being aggressive and unfeminine. Written for the general reader, Tannen's work is entertaining and filled with illustrative conversations. It raises many issues of concern to working women, from knocking against the glass ceiling to dealing with sexual harassment. Unfortunately, Tannen's research has not yet suggested any linguistic solutions. Highly recommended for general public and academic libraries.
--Kathy Shimpock-Vieweg, O'Connor Cavanagh Lib., Phoenix
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Good research and explanation of gender based differences in communication.Published 6 months ago by SHALINI
Love this book. If you are a woman in the workplace, and sometimes feel you are having difficulty communicating with your mail counterparts (or boss), read this book! Read morePublished 9 months ago by melstero
Very similar to "You Just Don't Understand", but applied in the workforce. I kept shaking my head and saying Yes I get it, that has happened! Read morePublished 19 months ago by Hanna DeBruhl
I actually need this book as a school book so it is not my favorite subject matter, however - as far as ratings for the seller,.. Read morePublished 21 months ago by alana aloi
If I were allowed to keep only ten business books in my bookcase, this would be one of those ten. I consider this book to be a classic. Read morePublished 22 months ago by J. P. Reynolds
Invaluable book delivered in good condition. How different conversational styles affect workplace communications and relations. Read morePublished on July 12, 2013 by Sagamore Beach MA
Fabulous book on fundamental differences in the workplace. Given that is was written years ago, some of the examples are little outdated, but the overall concepts and analysis... Read morePublished on July 3, 2013 by Mary