Colleagues At Work

Colleagues At Work

Colleagues At Work

One's first experience of working for a manager clearly makes a lasting impression. Many women realize that some of the people they, worked with and for were examples of how not to manage an organization and the people within it. Being aware of this proves to be almost as valuable as learning how to work effectively in partnership with colleagues and how to be organized and manage one's own workload. Colleagues have an important and formative part to play at work yet managers do' not always appreciate how much they can gain by asking for help and support from their peers. Senior management are not always aware of the positive contribution that they can make to an employee's feeling of inclusion into their work team, department or organization. The culture of an organization has a significant impact on the extent to which people feel part of the team - which in turn determines how well they work together. It is therefore a key aspect of the managerial role that new colleagues are effectively inducted and in this position. Women managers could help a great deal by setting an appropriate tone for their workgroups.

Two different comments illustrate how women's experience of encouragement and guidance at work can vary from one end of the spectrum to the other:

'Some supervisors and managers were helpful while I was being trained. Once I gained management status, this assistance stopped.'


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