Book Reviews of Talking from 9 to 5: How Women's and Men's Conversational Styles Affect Who Gets Heard, Who Gets Credit, and What Gets Done at Work

Talking from 9 to 5: How Women's and Men's Conversational Styles Affect Who Gets Heard, Who Gets Credit, and What Gets Done at Work
Talking from 9 to 5 How Women's and Men's Conversational Styles Affect Who Gets Heard Who Gets Credit and What Gets Done at Work
Author: Deborah Tannen
ISBN-13: 9780688112431
ISBN-10: 0688112439
Publication Date: 10/1994
Pages: 368
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4.7 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Talking from 9 to 5: How Women's and Men's Conversational Styles Affect Who Gets Heard, Who Gets Credit, and What Gets Done at Work on + 297 more book reviews
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A very interesting study of how conversational styles that are not the "norm" can be interpreted very differently (most specifically traditional womens' vs. traditional white mens' work styles, but also styles from other cultures such as Japan and Britain, and styles that do not meet the norm such as those of assertive women who have an approach that is seen as more traditionally "male" than is expected of them).
Rather than advocating for a "best" style, Tannen shows how at the minimum having an awareness of other styles and if possible trying to adapt a more flexible style of one's own may be a great advantage in a working world that is made up of increasingly diverse work forces and ever more competetive markets.
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Very interesting, helped me understand some of the things that happened at my last job.