Gender and leadership
The first important lesson comes from the first minute, which says that apart from being part of biology, gender is also a mindset, and it affects the lives of the people in the society. I have learned that the observations that we make lead us into setting expectations that a given individual should meet as opposed to looking at the underlying traits of an individual in society. I understand that the expectations make the people in the society to come up with stereotypes that outline what people in a given gender are able to do and what they are not able to do. People tend to classify their children to a given gender by treating them differently in their young ages. For instance, a boy child is associated with the blue color right from birth, and the girl child is associated with pink.
The culture then plays an important role in determining the roles that the people in the society are supposed to carry out on the basis of their gender. The culture has then made the people in society to choose careers on the basis of their gender. That means that boys will refuse to go for certain careers because they associate it with the female gender, and the females, on the other hand, will refuse to take a certain career because they associate it with the male gender. I plan to use the knowledge in dealing with the gender prejudices that are in society today because I now know where they come from.
Individual behavior in organizations
I have learned that different people have different traits and characteristics that affect the way they work in the workplace and the way they relate with other people. The video teaches the importance of understanding the people and finding a good way of relating to them in the best way possible. People may develop various characters because of the responsibilities that they have in society. Such information helps in the management of the employees in the workplace. There are times when we judge the decisions that the people take, and at times, we judge them harshly and unfairly. The video has taught me the importance of learning the character of the people and understanding their motivation to do some tasks in the workplace. The information will also help in administering punishment in the workplace. It is better to understand the factors that motivated an individual to behave the way that he or she behaves in the workplace. The lessons learned from the video are, therefore, important in society as a whole. It is important to understand that there are various challenges that are supposed to be dealt with in the best way possible.