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Gender Communication Differences in the Workplace I selected this topic because I thought it would be interesting to find what types of communication differences there are in the workplace I found that there are basically two types of communication verbal and nonverbal While I was in the process of doing my research I came across something that was interesting It was a quiz on Gender Communications that contained eighteen statements It basically wanted to find out how much do we know about how men and women communicated If you thought a statement was an accurate description of communication patterns you would then mark it true if it wasnt then it would be marked false Here are some examples of statements that were used 1 Men talk more than women This statement is true because despite the stereotype the research is consistent and clear in classrooms in offices in group discussions in two person conversations men talk more than their fair share of the time 2 Men are more likely to interrupt women than to interrupt other men True When women talk with other women interruptions are evenly distributed When men talk with other men interruptions are evenly distributed However when men and women talk with one another almost all interruptions are by male speakers 3 During conversations women spend more time looking at their partner than men do True One reason may be that men talk more and women listen more Research shows that a listener of either sex looks more at a speaker than the speaker looks at the listener Another possible reason why women look more frequently at a partner may be their need for and expertise in decoding nonverbal signs In a direct staring confrontation however women will be more likely to avert their eyes especially when stared at by men Frequently a woman will tilt her head back rather than look directly at a man Researchers call
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