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Disappearing Acts: Gender. has been added to your Cart. Joyce Fletcher's work is a gift to both women and men who want to build more effective organizations. I wish I'd had this knowledge years ago!

Disappearing Acts: Gender. I wish I'd had this knowledge years ago! ―Jane T. Philippi, Co-Head, Bond & Corporate Finance Group, John Hancock Financial Services (Endorsement).

They will be seen as 'nice,' 'helpful,' and 'concerned;' hardly the descriptors for the tough, decisive, 'hero leaders' organizations actually reward and promote.

Joyce K. Fletcher, 2001

Fletcher describes how organizations say they need such behavior and yet ignore it, thus undermining the possibility of radical change. She shows why the "female advantage" does not seem to benefit women employees or organizations. Joyce K. Fletcher, 2001. Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:0262561409.

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This book can change our understanding of what work is and how it can be best done. This new worker needs relational skills and emotional intelligence-the ability to work effectively with others and understand the emotional context in which work takes place

This book can change our understanding of what work is and how it can be best done. It offers both a profound vision and clear practical applications. This new worker needs relational skills and emotional intelligence-the ability to work effectively with others and understand the emotional context in which work takes place. Paradoxically, the very skills that give organizations a competitive advantage may be precisely those that prevent individual women-from advancing.

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Fletcher, Joyce K. (1999) Disappearing Acts. Gender, Power, and Relational Practice at Work. Holmes, Janet (2000) ‘Women at work: analysing women’s talk in New Zealand workplaces’, Australian Association of Applied Linguistics, 22 (2): 1–17. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. French, J. R. P. and Raven, B. (1959) ‘The bases of social power’, in D. Cartwright, Studies in Social Power. Holmes, Janet (forthcoming) ‘Sharing a laugh: Pragmatic aspects of humour and gender in the workplace’, to appear in Journal of Pragmatics.

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Comments: (5)

Enone
Disappearing Acts examines organizations from an important - but largely overlooked ("disappeared") - perspective: the relational practices that bond individuals together into teams, that glue organizations together and that create communities out of mere collections of people. It is a clearly written, Incisive, and provocative book that should cause readers to think anew about what is - and what should be - truly valued and supported in organizations. As a professor of business who focuses on conflict management, this book has influenced my own thinking, writing and teaching in a number of important ways.
Tiainar
I'll start by saying this was required reading for an MBA class, so I didn't read it out of personal interest. The author's study has some interesting concepts regarding the unrecognized, therefore uncompensated, efforts of women (most women, and some men) in the workplace and their positive impact on coworkers, teams, projects, etc. However, I found the book difficult to read, not becasue it was poorly written or anything along those lines, but the book is a narrative of an academic study and it would be difficult to make it exciting at all.
Xmatarryto
This book contributes to our understanding of gender and work, and this is important. But I want to draw attention to this book's more general value for anyonet concerned to understand the changing nature of work in our times.
Today, as more and more work situations involve knowledge-intensive, fluid environments where the old principles of command-and-control are ineffective, those of us connected to such environments are scrambling to understand how to achieve effective performance in a game where the only thing we know about the rules is that the old rules don't apply. In this scramble, we are continually brought back to the most fundamental question of organizing: what actions produce value; what actions are irerelevant to or destructive of value? Dr. Fletcher's book has the potential be important in helping us to act purposefully and successfully to create effective systems in this turbulant environment.
What we see as `real work' reflects only a portion of the work-related activity in organizations. For the most part, it reflects the portion that was of interest to the employers who created the industrial system of the early part of this century. As we face the challenges of knowledge-intensive work in fluid, underdetermined and rapidly changing environments, we are being forced to create another reality of work. The critical factors for working successfully simply do not lie within the area lit by the spotlight of industrial reality. But how do we take off blinders we have worn for a century to see things differently?
I can think of no better way than to challenge our thinking with explorations of what, for lack of a better term, I might call alternate realities. Dr. Fletcher's book is such an example. While it is highly informed by theory, it is a case study and illustrates its points with dozens of concrete examples. For the reader with an open mind who is prepared to be challenged, this book should stimulate a better understanding of how we might come to see the critical-but-hidden qualities that determine the success or failure of knowledge-intensive work.
More importantly, Dr. Fletcher demonstrates that what is invisible is not merely overlooked. It comes to be invisible as the result of systematic processes that `disappear' it. The lesson for us -- whether we understand it specifically in regard to gender or with reference to other factors shaping work in our time -- is that we cannot merely change organizations by `thinking outside the box' (to use a particularly unoriginal cliche for original thinking). We must first learn to SEE the box, to see the forces that sustain the box, to resist and change those forces.
At the turn of the last century, work was re-invented by employers, workers and experts on organizing, who produced a new reality of work. At the turn of the present century, this process is happening again. In this book, Dr. Fletcher makes a potentially important contribution to this immense, but necessary, task.
Roy Jacques, author `Manufacturing the Employee: Management Knowledge From the 19th to 21st Centuries'
Bev
I was at a talk with Peter Senge and heard him recommend this book as a good read on women in the organizations. Getting it now.. will update later.
Xarcondre
I recommend this often. Fletcher opens our eyes (those of us that had them closed anyway) to deeply ingrained biases that unfortunately go untested in the corporate world vis-a-vis gender equality. I was only dissappointed that she implicitly seems to argue that the old male-oriented structures in the workplace be revamped to allow room for women at work, rather than offering a completely "new" model of workplace democracy more in tune with our times.
Disappearing Acts: Gender, Power and Relational Practice at Work download epub
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