Impact of gender bias on career development &work engagement in the OAEC industry & lean practice

Paz Arroyo, Annett Schöttle, Randi Christensen, Thais Alves, Dayana Bastos Costa, Kristen Parrish, Cynthia Tsao

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Abstract

This paper examines findings from a gender bias study in the Owner, Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (OAEC) industry. By definition, a bias is a deviation from what is normal, which is defined by social norms. If different attitudes towards male vs. female co-workers exist, then one group may gain subtle yet impactful advantages in career development and work engagement. To what extent does this happen within the OAEC industry, including lean construction practice? While several industries studied the negative impact of gender bias on women in the workplace, this has not been studied in the lean construction community. Thus, this study fills the gap. Lean is based on respect for people and continuous improvement. Do these principles translate into more equitable experiences in promoting ideas, and in career development and work engagement for men and women in the OAEC industry? Regardless, if gender biases are acknowledged, then what programs exist or might exist to provide support to the disadvantaged group and level the playing field? The authors addressed these questions by administering a survey over social networks. This paper highlights initial results to raise awareness of the existence and impact of gender bias and begin exploring methods to overcome it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIGLC 2018 - Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Subtitle of host publicationEvolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers
EditorsVicente A. Gonzalez
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages442-451
Number of pages10
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9789380689296
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers, IGLC 2018 - Chennai, India
Duration: Jul 16 2018Jul 22 2018

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Other26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers, IGLC 2018
CountryIndia
CityChennai
Period7/16/187/22/18

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Keywords

  • Career Development
  • Change Management
  • Gender Bias
  • Lean
  • Respect
  • Work Engagement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Arroyo, P., Schöttle, A., Christensen, R., Alves, T., Costa, D. B., Parrish, K., & Tsao, C. (2018). Impact of gender bias on career development &work engagement in the OAEC industry & lean practice. In V. A. Gonzalez (Ed.), IGLC 2018 - Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers (Vol. 1, pp. 442-451). The International Group for Lean Construction. https://doi.org/10.24928/2018/0496

Impact of gender bias on career development &work engagement in the OAEC industry & lean practice. / Arroyo, Paz; Schöttle, Annett; Christensen, Randi; Alves, Thais; Costa, Dayana Bastos; Parrish, Kristen; Tsao, Cynthia.

IGLC 2018 - Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers. ed. / Vicente A. Gonzalez. Vol. 1 The International Group for Lean Construction, 2018. p. 442-451.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Arroyo, P, Schöttle, A, Christensen, R, Alves, T, Costa, DB, Parrish, K & Tsao, C 2018, Impact of gender bias on career development &work engagement in the OAEC industry & lean practice. in VA Gonzalez (ed.), IGLC 2018 - Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers. vol. 1, The International Group for Lean Construction, pp. 442-451, 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers, IGLC 2018, Chennai, India, 7/16/18. https://doi.org/10.24928/2018/0496
Arroyo P, Schöttle A, Christensen R, Alves T, Costa DB, Parrish K et al. Impact of gender bias on career development &work engagement in the OAEC industry & lean practice. In Gonzalez VA, editor, IGLC 2018 - Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers. Vol. 1. The International Group for Lean Construction. 2018. p. 442-451 https://doi.org/10.24928/2018/0496
Arroyo, Paz ; Schöttle, Annett ; Christensen, Randi ; Alves, Thais ; Costa, Dayana Bastos ; Parrish, Kristen ; Tsao, Cynthia. / Impact of gender bias on career development &work engagement in the OAEC industry & lean practice. IGLC 2018 - Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers. editor / Vicente A. Gonzalez. Vol. 1 The International Group for Lean Construction, 2018. pp. 442-451
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