You probably heard of a famous book, "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus". The book came out in 1992, so it's been about 24 years. In general we think of a generation being about 25 years. Do men and women, or women and men understand each other better now that it's been a generation since the book came out?
Unfortunately, I have to say "NO". Through social media and internet, we are more connected than ever. Information is easy to come by, and communication channels are available 24/7. But, there are still unavoidable gaps and differences between them. We need a place where men and women can openly discuss their disparities with respect.
The channels are bench marked from the book contents. Even after 24 years, the topics are still very true to this day.
This team has 22 public channels in total.
Topic: Company-wide announcements and work-based matters
Purpose: This channel is for team-wide communication and announcements. All team members are in this channel.
Topic: Non-work banter and water cooler conversation
Purpose: A place for non-work-related flimflam, faffing, hodge-podge or jibber-jabber you'd prefer to keep out of more focused work-related channels.
Purpose: This channel is for any comment and feedback you may have.
Purpose: How to communicate difficult feelings.
Purpose: Human being is more emotional than logical. Men and women have different emotional needs. Let's discover them.
Purpose: Men and women more often than not speak very different languages. How different were they to you?
Purpose: How to ask for support and get it.
Purpose: Of course, it always always starts with arguments. It's best to avoid them altogether, but how? It's the most important question.
Purpose: Got ideas? Share them here.
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