3 Ways Men & Women Communicate Differently at Work

How to become a more effective communicator when dealing with the opposite sex

Gender Difference #2: Particulars vs. People

Because women tend to build relationships and rapport when communicating, they also tend to focus more on people and feelings. On the other hand, men tend to focus on the particulars and facts. As a result, men process information based on logic and reason. In other words, men see things in black or white, while women see more gray areas.

One of the quintessential skills I learned as a lawyer is to process information by fact and reason, not opinion. Your opinion means nothing if it is not supported by law or precedent. This is the best approach with regard to business communication as well.  The listener needs to understand why you feel the way that you do.

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