Power and Communication Between Men and Women: Field Studies on the Field

Work better, information as desired! We give you the information you really need and are committed to a better and more ecological working environment. When Book Publisher Best of HR – Berufebilder.de® with Unique Book Concept and eCourses we offer over 20 years of experience in Corporate Publishing - with Clients like Samsung, Otto, Governmental Institutions. Publisher Simone Janson also heads the Institute Berufebilder Yourweb, which awards scholarships, for example, and belongs one of the top 10 female German bloggers, referenced in ARD, ZEIT, WELT, Wikipedia .
Copyright:  Artwork created as part of a free collaboration with Shutterstock. ,

A placeholder dominates a group. So he has to be in the Team or prove in public that he is the greatest. And this is exactly where the best behavioral studies can be done. Because in order to recognize hierarchical structures, field observation helps according to the motto: “respect, but not afraid of top dogs”.

Power and Communication Between Men and Women: Field Studies on the Field

Here writes for you:


Isabel Nitzsche 17Isabel Nitzsche is a journalist for TV and magazines and an expert on career topics.


From the author:




Where is the playing field

Observation helps you to score points pragmatically in order to position yourself well and to see where the field is at all.

A good stage for strolling is, for example, departmental meetings. Here are the seven most important rules for securing your own terrain during meetings and presentations:

Secure your own terrain

  1. Log in to any meeting.
  2. Say "I".
  3. Do not think loud.
  4. Never speak negatively about yourself.
  5. Do not keep up with formalistic details.
  6. Point with numbers.
  7. Set other verbal boundaries.

Field research in the workshop

Somewhat more relaxed and with more distance than in your own department, the power mechanism can be used during workshops and seminars with participants from different Company observe.

Tip: Text as PDF (please read the instructions!) Download or for a little more Book on the topic with discount or eCourse book. Actions or news via Newsletter!

There, everyone meets again and are basically equal - right? For your next training visit the observer position and answer the following questions in writing:

Ranking and group behavior

  • Who is asking the most questions?
  • Who takes the informal position of a co-coach?
  • Who wants to change formalities such as the breaks?
  • Who brings counter-arguments?
  • How long does it take to get a ranking?
  • What is the exact ranking of the seminar participants?
  • Why?
  • What place do you find yourself again?
  • How does the ranking change in the course of a seminar?
  • Which strategies of the participants are successful?

Adopt male behavioral patterns?

Many women have not figured out the top dog system and are subject to a dangerous mistake if they want to change their behavior.

They believe that getting the job done means standing in the way of male top dogs and confronting them in order to bring their own issues to light.

Confrontation is not the solution

However, this is only useful if they actually want to attack a real power struggle against the stalks. This can sometimes be useful, but in most cases it is not.

Rolling games during coaching or in workshops can provide valuable feedback here as to whether the point of view was too aggressive or not at all audible. Both are often the case with women because they have too little practice to put their own position.

Tip: Text as PDF (please read the instructions!) Download or for a little more Book on the topic with discount or eCourse book. Actions or news via Newsletter!

Do not fancy ranking games?

Again and again I hear from women that this is too useless, annoying and time-consuming. They do not feel like stepping into such ranking games.

This is, on the one hand, understandable: from the feminine point of view of the hierarchy of authority, this is unnecessary - and in pure women's minds one can also afford this view.

The minority does not determine the rules of the game

Then the female members work together constructively and effectively, discussing the factual without having to spend time on profiling shows.

Unfortunately, as a minority in men's teams, the rules of the game are unfortunately not determined. And renouncing positioning battles means you find yourself on the very last place in the hierarchy. This will be of little use in advancing the issues that matter to you.

Micropolitics can be fun

On the other hand, there are a lot of women, who have a lot of practice when they can score points in the micropolitical game.

Tip: Text as PDF (please read the instructions!) Download or for a little more Book on the topic with discount or eCourse book. Actions or news via Newsletter!

Finally, there are also female boxers and poker players. Even if this is not directly comparable with a manager post, it shows that women are not limited in their behavioral spectrum.

More knowledge - PDF download, eCourse on demand or personal advice

Offline download: Download this text as PDF -  Read usage rights, Because we do not automatically submit the title of this text for privacy reasons: When buying in "interests" the title register if support is needed. After buying text exclusively Download at this URL (please save). Or for a little more directly an entire book or eCourse with this text buy, read on.

3,99 Book now

Read customer feedback and buy a book on this topic at a discount: Do you like this text and want to read more information about it? Buy the right book including this text, buy it here in two languages, as a member even with a 20 percent discount. Would you like to take a look at the book first? You can do this by previewing the book look at and then purchase on the book page.

German edition: ISBN 9783965965447

7,99  Buy directly

English version: ISBN 9783965965454 (Translation notice)

7,99  Buy directly

Your eCourse on Demand: Choose your personal eCourse on this or another desired topic, As a PDF download. Up to 30 lessons with each 4 learning task + final lesson. Please enter the title under "interests". Alternatively, we are happy to put together your course for you or offer you a personal regular eMailCourse including supervision and certificate - all further information!

19,99 Book now

Consultant packages: You want to increase your reach or address applicants as an employer? For these and other topics we offer special Consultant packages (overview) - For example, a personal phone call (price is per hour).

179,99 Book now

You want to comment here? Please the Debate Rules comply, contributions must be unlocked. Your eMailAddress remains secret. More information on the use of your data and how you can counter this can be found in our Privacy Policy.

  1. To follow debate on this post
  2. All debates follow
  1. Competencepartner

    Rules of power for women - 7/8: Field studies on the field: A top dog dominates a ... - Exciting contributionGjIDwtHT2f #Profession #Development

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with * .

Ja, I would like to be informed about the latest promotions and offers via Newsletter be informed.

I hereby accept the Debate Rules and the Privacy policy with the possibility to contradict the use of my data at any time.