2.1: Discuss the choices available to men and women in choosing an occupation (Powell, Ch. 4). Explain your answer in view of the data presented in Table 2.4, derived from the U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009). Describe any changes that have taken place since the publication of these statistics.
2.2: Summarize the decisions by individuals in seeking employment (Powell, pp. 75-79), focusing on gender differences.
2.3: Explain gender differences in job search behavior (Powell, pp. 81-83),
and discuss the outcome of such behavior for males vs. females.
2.4: Outline the various decisions which must be made by organizations in recruiting male and female employees (Powell, pp. 74-90).
2.5: Summarize the methods of improving employment decisions (Powell, pp. 91-96). What method is most significant? Justify your answer.
2.6: Study the sections “Sex Similarity Effects” and “Sex Diversity Effects” (Powell, pp. 106-110); then discuss the major concepts presented in these sections. Do you agree or disagree with these concepts? Justify your positions on these issues.
2.7: Discuss the importance of situational factors on team effectiveness (Powell, pp. 110-114).
2.8: How can the problems of mixed-sex teams be overcome (pp. 114-121)?
2.9: What are the advantages and disadvantages of masculine, feminine, and androgynous
traits in a leader (Powell, pp. 126-143)? What type of manager do most people prefer
2.10: Summarize the various methods for promoting effective leadership (pp. 143-146).
Are transformational leaders (p. 141-143) qualitatively different from other types of leaders?
Explain your answer
3.1: Discuss the various definitions (Powell, pp. 153-156) and experiences
(Powell pp. 159-161) of sexual harassment.
3.2: Evaluate the evolutionary, sociocultural, organizational,
gender role spillover, and individual differences models of sexual
harassment (Powell, pp. 156-159). Which model seem most
accurate to you and why?
3.3: Outline the parameters of sexual harassment described by the
EEOC (Florence, pp. 60-63). Describe how and when an employer
is liable for damages (Florence, pp. 64-68).
3.4: Discuss the various elements of the key precedent decision for
Sexual harassment (Florence, pp. 68-73).
3.5: Explain how the Supreme Court broadened the scope of Title VII
(Florence, pp. 73-76), and the significance of these rulings.
3.6: Discuss the issue of sexual harassment by women (Florence,
(pp. 78-81). Do the motives of men vs. women who harass
differ? Justify your answer.
3.7: Describe the steps to stopping sexual harassment (Florence,
pp. 85-89). Are these steps effective? Why or why not?
3.8: Describe common beliefs and explanations regarding workplace
romances (Powell, pp. 161-168). Present your own views concerning
organizational romances and cite justification for your views.
3.9: Discuss the role of organizational culture in dealing with issues of
sexual harassment and organizational romances (Powell, pp. 168-175).
3.10: If you were the leader of an organization, what would be your policies
regarding organizational romances? Explain your reasoning.