ERIC Number: ED378632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Deconstructing the Erected Hierarchy: Sex and Power in Organizations.
Two characteristics that are commonly associated with organizational behavior, power and sex, are examined. Sexual behavior within the workplace and schools is discussed as are the effects of sexual stereotypes, sexually harassing and non-harassing sexual behavior, and office romances on the organization and its members. A conclusion is that these attitudes and practices benefit neither women nor the organization, but men. It is necessary to identify the sexual aspect of organizations and organizational behavior and develop ways to insure that a sexually safe and erotically neutral environment is maintained. Perhaps then the erected hierarchy can be deconstructed and more women will move to positions of power. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).