Gender inequality is the social procedure through which men and women are not treated equally by the company’s employers and other employees. This treatment may occur from the difference between employees’ background, caste, religion, cultural norms and so more. Such distinctions are empirically grounded at the time of appearing in the social structure. It is analyzed that gender inequality affects non-binary people. Gender inequality is considered a major issue as it will create negative influences among employees when they are treated unequally by the manager of an organization (Alfrey, et. al., 2017). The main cause of gender inequality is the role of society and the community towards women. They are face difficulties in accessing the labor market, violated inheritance rights, limited political weight and so more. Due to gender or racial inequality, the workforce is dissatisfied with their job role and could not able to perform great work which helps them in achieving goals in a better manner. In the workplace, gender inequality is the type of discrimination that involves a person being deprived of some rights and human duties due to their gender (Cundiff, et. al., 2016). It has been observed that men and women may face problems or issues regarding gender inequality in a company.
It is important for businesses are to focus on gender equality which helps them in developing and formulating better or appropriate decisions. The research shows that comprehensive teams develop better companies’ decisions by 87% and that teams with less diversity are likely to build deprived choices for their business (Dashper, 2019). It has been analyzed that gender inequality keeps women and their families are ensnared in cycles of scarcity. When the women receive a proper education, qualification, healthcare, and job opportunities then they can live their lives with better standards. Investment in gender inequality is sustainable and it is considered an effective method to reduce poverty.
The role of business play in the gender inequality issue is that they are concern about this problem which creates negative influences on their employees and increasing turnover rate. For this, the company practices to treat both men and women in an equal manner and provide them equal pay and benefits, equal considerations of needs, and equal opportunities for promotion that can lead towards higher success or growth level. Along with this, the business concentrates on promoting gender equality among employers and employees in a better manner (Davidson, 2016). It is important for business is to provide equal training and development programs for women as same as men. In addition to this, they should focus on developing plans and policies which assist both the gender in delivering equal treatment to them. Moreover, gender inequality creates dissatisfaction which can reduce the productivity of the company, and also they cannot establish their business in the new marketplace. It is also required for companies are to treat all the staff members and suppliers equally and develop an inclusive culture where employees can perform their work in a sound environment (Essig, et. al., 2019). Businesses need to ensure that staff members should get equal payroll and opportunities to allow students to participate in the learning processes. In the workplace, gender equality is important because this will support both men and women and they can perform and complete their tasks within the period. This method also helps in increasing the productivity and performance level of every employee. While the company observes there is gender inequality, the main role of the manager is to eliminate such discrimination and provide treatment to male and female staff members so that they can satisfy their job role and business compensations (Hacker, 2017).
This is necessary for the business is to understand the issue related to gender or racial inequality that can develop a bad impact on their working employees and by this, they can demotivate with their job position in the workplace. This issue needs to be recognizing by business as it will help in controlling the position and situation of the company in the market place (Harnois, et. al., 2018). Due to the higher gender inequality problem, the image of an organization could be affected and this can directly impact their business growth or success level. Besides this, business is required to focus on arising issues that may create negative influences on their company functions and its operations effectively.
A stakeholder is a party that has a major interest in a business and it can affect and be affected by an organization. The main role of stakeholders is to invest money in a business for the smoothly running of their operations. In the context of this issue, the major stakeholders are managers, owners, and peer members who need to behave equally with different background, caste, religion, race, sex, and gender individual (Harris, et. al., 2017). They are key stakeholders that should work for eliminating and reducing the inequality among employees. Managers’ work is to focus on each staff member’s performance and support them in achieving set goals. They also giving awards and rewards to such employees who are the best performers of a month and this will enhance their motivation level as well. The second one is owners that are taking necessary actions while gender inequality increasing in the company. For this, they are taken feedback and responses of employees regarding their senior members’ behaviour and attitude towards them. If they face any issue so they can discuss with owners and properly explain their problems. The last one is peer members, when the colleagues do not behave well with new employees who belong to diverse backgrounds or culture then this will develop negative thinking among such employees and they do not perform a great role to manage work (Huffman, et. al., 2017).
Two debates have been selected for analyzing its relevancy with the gender inequality issue and how this creates an impact on business activities.
Corporate Social Responsibilities: In the current time, most of the companies mainly concentrate on increasing their CSR efforts for developing opportunities for women and female members. It is analyzed that CSR gender begins with a focus on carryout females by providing them appropriate training, recruitments, and giving scholarships. For instance, in the financial sector, several businesses have a certain portion of their CSR portfolio that is dedicated to financial literacy for women across the world (Jayachandran, 2015). Such investment of money concentrates on issues that range from household finances to entrepreneurial companies’ skills to salary bargaining. Such a form of capability and education development is required. A large number of CSR programs strive to develop gender equality that should be intentionally formulated and it is considered social, cultural, political, and economic aspects that involve gender roles, household decision making changes, and access to resources. It is important for companies to properly understand gender equality and how this will effectively perform a great role in getting higher goals and targets. Along with this, CSR works for providing social benefits to every member of the society in which they are focused on fulfilling the requirements of women who are work hard for the community and their workplace (Kim, et. al., 2018). Then this is also important for businesses is to provide them a desirable position in their company and gives benefits that can be helpful for them in the future as well.
Corporate Power: It refers to the rights and power of the business body under the terms of their governing credentials and applied legal laws to enter into and became bound by, the terms of specific dealings (Kiser, 2015). This is required for business is to focus on treating all the employees in an equal way. It is described that inequalities between men and women are the most constant patterns in the distribution and allocation of power. For example, a female member’s lack of influence marks in political decisions all over the world. The power of the corporation is important for maintaining and managing equal behaviour with different backgrounds of individuals who are hired within an organization. It is also essential for businesses are to delivering the best services and facilities to both genders so that they can perform a great role in reaching the potential goals of a company (Landivar, et. al., 2020).
Businesses need to seek out and address this issue as it may create a bad impact on the goodwill and reduces the productivity of their employees. By this, companies can face major losses in the market place. There are ways through which businesses can address and resolve the gender inequality issues within an organization. In this, managers need to maintain transparency regarding their action plans, policies, and strategies with their employees. Also, they need to conduct open communication with staff members and explain the tangible progress of their plan (Memon, et. al., 2017). The managers of a company require implementing gender-neutral recruitment procedures where they should hire both male and female candidates as per their skills or capabilities. Also, they need to provide equal salary and wages to both genders and if any members have more experience then they will get an additional appraisal as compared to others. Training and development session should be conducted for men and women and there is no bias arises in this program. As per the report of university study, women and men resist recognizing gender discrimination and unsuitable conduct in the workplace (Padavic, et. al., 2020). The companies need to develop and creates an accurate discrimination policy that makes sure employees have a proper way to report and comment on inappropriate treatment in an organization. Besides this, they should ensure that everyone understands the policy and strategies clearly so they can use such when they are required. Managers also fix certain penalties for sexual discrimination and harassment.
NGOs and governments play an important role in addressing the issue. The main role of such agencies is to protecting and preventing women’s rights and addresses this issue in front of different companies. The NGOs helps in protecting females’ rights as human rights, by revealing aggression against the women and by promoting the needs of girls’ child and developing a broad, holistic, and rights-based approach to health facilities for women (Plickert, et. al., 2017). On the other hand, the government also works for eliminating women’s violence and provide equal opportunities to both genders whether they belong to any caste, sex, race, and religion. The government desire to promote rights, roles, duties, and responsibilities for male and female members. The main motive of the gender equality policy is to develop the economic sovereignty of women and increases the percentage of women in the employ. This referred to as more women performed work and making it possible for both males and females is to share tasks and care accountabilities in an equal way. Every country’s government has taken various steps to reduce gender inequality but they should also focus on the major root which causes this issue in an organization (Sobering, 2016). If the higher authority resolves such problems and issues in a better manner so they can easily promote gender equality among people who are employed in the workplace. It is required for government and NGOs is to concentrate on developing policies related to discrimination that support workers to attain their rights properly. It means both the NGOs and government work reduces gender inequalities in a company.
Gender inequality and racial inequality are the situations which are very impactful for the individuals to bear from society and other communities in which they have to suffer from gender and racial inequality (Stamarski, et. al., 2015). Society’s perception has been made for the supremacy of males over females and supremacy of whites over black skin colour people. Future strategies and principles are required to be managed in the direction of handling and addressing the issue of racial and gender inequality in the coming future. The future lies with a lot of opportunities and potential to make differences in a society which will help in making changes in the society and business organizations where people have to suffer from this issue of inequality based on race and gender (Verniers, et. al., 2018). Business organizations should prepare strategies and principles for addressing this issue in the future to help the victims ease their pain. The strategies should involve the right to equality for income, opportunities, and other facilities of the business organization and society which will help in resolving the issues with various attempts and awareness in the society about the issue. These strategies will help in implementing equal services and opportunities which will be useful in addressing the issue on the organizational levels of operation and the societal levels are required to be maintained by the actions of society in which the discrimination will be reduced if the society will be aware of the situation of inequality among the workers of the business organization.
The business has an important role to play for inequality based on racial and gender discrimination in the business world. The business is required to play an important role in addressing the issue in the coming future as the business organizations are the major involving party in racial and gender inequality. Businesses are required to improve their principles and strategies for the gender and racial inequalities in which they need to provide equal opportunities to the racial and gender-biased people in the organization as this will send a clear message for the discriminators about their rights and talent of these people who are cornered from opportunities due to their gender or race (Yavorsky, 2016). The businesses should encourage the people from the top leadership of the company as this will send a strong message about the policies and procedures followed in the business where there is no discrimination among gender and race of people and everybody is provided with equal opportunities for the future of the business organization. The business organization has the power to influence a large number of common people as their brands are followed by people in large numbers as the people are highly influenced by the brands of major companies. This can be used for spreading awareness among society about the issues of racial and gender inequality and the factors to remove these ill discriminatory aspects from the culture of society. Businesses are such an important player in the issues of inequality in the business world which can be resolved with the help of strategic approaches for bringing equality for race and gender discrimination victims.
The stakeholders like the government, consumers, investors, and NGOs play important role in addressing issues for racial and gender inequalities in the business world and society. The stakeholders are very important for the decision making for the business organization and making strategies for the inequalities among the workers of a business. The organization has to play an important role in the addressing the issue of inequality as the stakeholders simultaneously become crucial for their role in addressing the issue as the stakeholders are important for the business to be run successfully among the conditions of business where the inequality is done based on gender and race as this is an important issue for developing strategies to tackle the situation of racial and gender discrimination which serves inequality for the sufferers by not providing them equal chances for various opportunities and other factors in the business world (Yavorsky, 2016). The government should establish rules and regulations for equality based on gender and race among businesses. The consumers should be aware enough to work with equal opportunities with different racial and gender-based workers without any questionable behaviour. The investors are also important for providing equal contributions to the business world where there are a variety of people among the people. The NGOs should be responsible for spreading awareness among society about the ill culture of gender and racial inequality in the business world which should be addressed among the people of society as this will influence the business cultures of the companies and will play an important role towards the addressing of issue and will also help in future development among the society which will provide equality for all the society members without any biased nature for any kind of supremacy.
The society of business is very vast and has various kinds of ideologies that are impossible to be kept on one track. This involves the ideologies which are not in favor of equality based on gender and race. These ideologies differentiate males from females and whites from black as per their orthodox thinking in which females cannot be equalized with males as males are higher than females in every term. Similarly, these ideologies keep black on lower rates when compared with the whites as the white skin is supposed to be supreme over black (Verniers, et. al., 2018). These ideologies are the major obstacles with potential and constraints for implementations of various suggestions for equalizing the races and genders in society and the business world. The premature perceptions of people and business organizations in which females are not given important work due to their perception of the weak nature of women which is wrong. Different organizations have proved that females have equal potential as males in terms of working and other aspects of society. These constraints of premature perceptions are very hard to be overcome. The constraints and obstacles are very vastly and deeply involved in the thinking of some business and society which are very hard to implement the policies for equality among the races and genders in the organisation. These potential obstacles also include the constraints in which it is believed to be natural as it has been continuing from the previous decades it is being considered to be right due to this fact. This is a wrong way of seeing things in society which has arisen to be great obstacles in which the older generations are not in the mindset of understanding the new way of thinking which is different from the previous practices of organizations in the business world (Sobering, 2016). These practices are hard to be implemented due to the tough mindset of various organizations that solely believe that females are less capable and do not deserve to be equalized with males on the same platform. These obstacles are very hard to be removed as per the conditions of equalization in racial and gender terms.
The obstacles are very hard to be overcome as these obstacles are mainly due to the premature perceptions of people in business organizations or are present due to the history of events in which the ideology has been set for the business world in which the overcoming of these obstacles becomes hard (Padavic, et. al., 2020). These obstacles are hard to be overcome but they are not impossible for overcoming the situations of inequality among racial and gender-based discrimination in business organizations. The awareness programs are the successful means for changing the mindset of people which requires a lot of effort. The awareness will help in changing the mindset will ultimately resolving the issues of inequality based on race and gender in the organizations. The various stakeholders should be provided with a clear message to be sent in the society which will help in changing the point of view of the business organizations as these will help in overcoming the obstacles as these are very important for the implementation of the conditions for helping in the equality of gender and race for the people of business organization. The premature perceptions can be overcome by presenting the live demonstration of the skills and talent of the people who are being discriminated against just because of their colour, race, or gender but in reality, they are far more talented in the business world when compared with the other people who are given special treatment without any talent or hard work (Landivar, et. al., 2020). This will help in overcoming the situation of racial and gender inequalities among the people of business organizations and will play an important role in the growth and development of the business organization. The overcoming of the situation will also help in the changes in society as the business has a great influence on the societal status of the people. This will be beneficial as the addressing of issue will be successful in overcoming the various obstacles which are promoting the inequality among the business culture which is defaming and bad for the growth and developmental aspects of the business world (Kiser, 2015).
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