facilitating employees ’ career success B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e
Answer the following questions with the help of books and pp referred in brackets. Books attached. Please keep the answers less than one and half each. Each question holds 10 points. You may use external references and personal experinces as well.
4.1: Discuss gender differences in factors that influence career
Development (Powell, pp. 180-192).
4.2: Evaluate the factors that make a career successful (Powell, pp. 192-195).
Provide your own definition of a successful career. Does the definition
of a successful career differ for women and men? Why or why not?
4.3: In the context of Ch. 8, explain the concept of the glass ceiling (Review
Powell, p. 133). Can the glass ceiling be “broken from below” or does it
need to be “removed from above”? Will the glass ceiling always be present
to some extent, or do you envision a day when it will not exist?
Justify your conclusions.
4.4: Summarize Powell’s ideas for facilitating employees’ career success (pp.
199-206). To what extent do you agree or disagree with these conclusions?
Justify your responses.
4.5: Outline the pay-issues and non-pay issues of the sex discrimination laws
(Powell, pp. 213-221).
4.6: Discuss the various business imperatives in promoting diversity (Powell,
4.7: Analyze the contribution of the following factors to organizational success or
failure in promoting equal opportunity and valuing diversity (Powell, pp. 226-
236): (A) Setting and communicating goals; (B) Identifying and rewarding the
right behavior; (C) stimulating employee involvement; (D) educating employees;
and (E) implementing cultural change.
4.8: Discuss the concept of reverse discrimination (Florence, pp. 32-36).
is there any evidence for a double standard when dealing with claims
of discrimination brought by men vs. women? With more women entering
the managerial ranks, how do you envision the future of reverse
4.9: Survey the history of legal decisions surrounding issues of sexual
orientation in business and society (Florence, Ch. 3), then evaluate the
the author’s conclusion presented on pp. 137-138.
4.10: Study the sections “Do We Have a Right to Privacy?”(pp. 149-153),
“The Legalities of Monitoring Employees” (pp. 159-162), and “Legal
Actions Against Privacy Violations” (pp. 172-179) in the Florence Text.
Summarize what you have learned from studying these sections