write a 3 page double space to answer 2 questions about nontraditional occupations
How did you cope with these issues( experience any role encapsulation or stereotyping? any boundary heightening?)
Do you have any advice for others in similar situations?
Use the introduction part in the word document for example as interviewee in the hotel.
Here is helpful understanding about the groups.
Skewed and Tilted Groups
Tilted groups are groups in which one sex (or any type of group – for example, a racial group) is present
in significantly greater numbers than the other. In skewed groups, the tilt toward one sex is
overwhelming. Hence groups in which men comprise 65 to 85% of the total are considered to be tilted,
while those with 85 to almost 100% males are considered to be skewed.
With more women entering junior- and middle management positions, the work groups at these levels
are becoming less skewed (and more tilted). However, at upper managerial levels, the groups are still highly skewed in favour of men. How does the composition of the group affect the males and females
working within it?
People who are almost the representatives of a minority group, face special problems. Since women are
more often rarely represented in top positions at managerial levels, they face several problems. Being an
only or almost only member of a minority group makes them highly visible and more prone to
performance pressures. Most women in such situations feel they have to outperform the males in their
groups to gain credibility.
Dominant group members often resent the attention given to such a “sole representative” member and
tend to emphasize the differences between them and the minority group member. This is done through
activities that highlight their “togetherness” and difference from the minority group member, such as in
the example quoted at the beginning of this section. This is called boundary heightening.
Minority group members who are in extremely skewed groups (i.e., where they are the only person of
the minority group or one of very few members) are also subject to stereotyping. For example, women
managers are often expected to bring coffee and take minutes and, in general, to perform activities that
are more in line with the stereotypes of females. This is called role encapsulation.
Women in such circumstances sometimes react to their minority status by attempting to become “one of
the boys” to such an extent that they resent other women entering the group. This is called the queen bee