Workplace challenges faced by women are quite a lot different from what are faced by men, be it in terms of the attitude and behaviour of fellow colleagues, meeting work deadlines and treatment offered by the management and the clients, and salary being offered to them.
The glass ceiling has not shattered yet and it appears that it will take long to break the same, though due to changing society dynamics, cultural shifts in viewpoints at workplace are taking place. In such a situation it is essential for women to know how to deal with workplace issues, as they have to balance their work as well as family life.
At present, it is an era of professionalism and while exercising the same at a workplace, it is quite a possibility that women get into a conflict with their fellow colleagues, especially those from the opposite gender. In such a case, it is essential that one tries to identify a problem and brings it in open. Since each employee is working to accomplish management goals, hence one should think of realistic ways of achieving company’s as well as individual goals and resolve a conflict with a realistic solution, without creating any enemies.
In case if one feels that one is facing discrimination with respect to the employees of other gender, it is always essential to be observant and attentive about such activities so as to prove them to the authorities or to stop them. Also, it is always good to be aware of all the antidiscrimination policies and laws formulated by the management and the government. Women employees should also be conscious about the sexual harassment, maternity leave and other policies devised by the management and government, so that they can avail them as and when needed. Today, stress usually couples work deadlines and women should know how to deal with it.
They should take proper care of their health by taking proper diet and treating regular exercise in a sacrosanct manner. They should strategize their work schedules, to avoid complications at a later stage and to meet timely deadlines at home as well as office. Women should associate themselves with several committees for self advancement on professional end. Also they should be open to suggestions, should be direct, assertive and polite in approaching others and treat themselves after completing every task.