Sex & Business

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Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2000 - Business & Economics - 221 pages
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The original Hite Report became a legend that transformed our views on sexual behavior in society. Yet every day, we enter a place where no-one knows what the sexual rules are. A place where we spend more time, with more people of the opposite sex than in any other part of our lives. The workplace. Applying the revolutionary thinking of the original reports, combined with groundbreaking new research, Sex and Business writes the rules for how men and women can work together to create a new and vital force for success. Above all, it addresses the questions and dilemmas that almost every one of us has faced: What are your motives at work - can you be who you really are? How do you gain respect at work without conforming to tired male and female cliches? Can colleagues of the opposite sex be friends without everyone assuming there's something 'going on' between them? What if they are genuinely attracted to each other? Or even fall in love? Is this really a problem for the company? Where does friendliness stop and sexual harassment begin? People are the fundamental units of any business. Sex & Business releases the dynamic energy that men and women, working together, bring to the company. It offers you the opportunity to redesign your mental software, and pioneer a new workscape. You will find this book changes your life - immediately and profoundly. Read it. Don't miss it. Working will never be the same No other book raises the Crucial new issues hidden inside today's offices. No other book delves into the psyches of men and women caught in the web of sexual intrigue, harassment and sexual bullying. No other book delivers such innovative and decisive solutions for the new workscape. Be friendly, don't be friendly, flirt, never flirt, don't take it seriously, go out for coffee, don't go out for coffee... confused? You're not alone. This groundbreaking book provides an insight into business like no other. The voices of hundreds of real people here reveal their deepest thoughts about who they work with and how they feel. Women reveal how they feel working with men; men reveal how they honestly feel about working with women; women talk about how they find working for and with other women; famous CEOs examine how they see the new world of work relationships developing inside their companies ... and themselves. In Sex & Business, internationally renowned gender specialist, Dr Shere Hite, leads you through the minefield of sexual politics and exposes the areas where misunderstanding and problems arise. True to the Hite Research tradition, the book also offers a mini-Hite Report: a set of statistics on topics never before analyzed, relating to men and women 's feelings about their situation at work. Software To Delete I grew up to believe work and business would be an all-male environment, and that women do not belong there. Software To Install Men and women working together is normal today, and offers new energy and vitality. I like it. The Author Shere Hite, is an internationally celebrated thinker on human relationships and sexual behavior. She is Director of the consultancy, Hite Research International, which specializes in sexual ethics in the workplace, and has already consulted 20 of the Fortune 100 corporate heads. She holds various academic affiliations and is a popular speaker at London School of Economics, London Business School, Harvard, McGill, Cambridge, The Sorbonne, Oxford and Nihon. "Through understanding the drives, motives and attitudes of ourselves and others, we can bulldoze through the walls that have built up and begin a new era of mutual understanding, respect and success." Shere Hite "Western society owes a debt to Shere Hite that

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Preface The situation as men see
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A Brief Guide to this Book Brain software commands
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The preeminent historian today of the sexual lives of everyday women (and men), Shere Hite is a pioneering feminist and postfeminist thinker. Her most famous book is The Hite Report, and she is a regular contributor to the Financial Times, Corriere della Sera, and El Pais, among many others.

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