This is a relevant issue of discussion today. Women in many sectors are fighting very hard to change policies that discriminate against them. it would be helpful to know if the challenges present in the education sector are present everywhere. For instance, is there any sector where women have managed to break the glass ceiling? What have they done to gain recognition for their efforts? Researching on these issues will be helpful in determining whether the recommendations can be used in the area of higher education. It will also be important to determine whether there are any factors that are unique in higher education, which prevent women from breaking the glass ceiling despite their high qualifications (Johns, 2013; Galim & Silim, 2014).
Resilience is one of the most important qualities that a person can have. Some people are resilient, in that they have managed to continue with their lives and have a positive perspective of life, even after they have had traumatic experiences. One of the factors that enable this is individual attributes. However, some environmental factors can discourage resilience. For instance, people who have to deal with daily labeling based on their traumatic experiences will tend to focus on such experiences instead of moving forward with their lives (Hutchison, 2012; PBS, 2011)
This is a relevant topic today,
especially because it highlights the changing nature of the modern day work
environment. Offices can no longer afford to have the same rules and
regulations they did more than a decade ago. Technology has become invasive and
it dictates how people live today. Instead of ignoring the issue, there is a
need for managers to focus on ways of ensuring that people use technology in an
ethical manner. They can use personal devices yet still manage to remain
responsible in their duties (Zimmerman, 2012; Cheng, 2011).
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Galim, B. D., & Silim, A. (2014). Can public policy break the glass ceiling? Retrieved from https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/women/report/2014/12/11/102844/can-public-policy-break-the-glass-ceiling/
Hutchison, M. (2012). What does the literature say about resilience in refugee people? implications for practice. Journal of Social Inclusion, 3(2), 55-78
Johns, L. M. (2013). Breaking the glass ceiling: structural, cultural, and organizational barriers preventing women from achieving senior and executive positions. Perspectives in Health Information Management, 10, 1-11
PBS (2011). Resilience: What is resilience? Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/topic/resilience/what-resilience
Zimmerman, E. (2012). Smartphones should know their place at work. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/jobs/etiquette-for-using-personal-technology-at-work-career-couch.html?_r=0