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Small acts, big impacts: Advancing gender equality through micro-actions

Tuesday 26 Jul | 18.30 - 20.30

The systematised and institutionalised nature of gender inequality in Japan has been intensively addressed by scholars from governmental and cultural perspectives, implying the need for change at both a governmental and organisational level. On the evening of July 26, Sae Oshima will lead a workshop which aims to shed light on an alternative route to address these issues in Japanese society; at an individual level, through our moment-by-moment communicative behaviours in everyday workplace situations.

Price

Members: ¥2,000

Written by Sanae Samata

Please note that this BCCJ Masterclass is limited to 15 people.
Light refreshments will be served.

Have you ever left a discussion with a colleague or a client, thinking: exactly how did we end up with that horrible decision? Have you ever walked out of a team meeting, wondering: what is it about us that makes us click so well? Have you run into a colleague by the watercooler, and somehow parted with extra tasks for you to do? Professional outcomes like these may very well be boiled down to the little things you do each day!

As humans, we communicate with a range of resources available (e.g. language, gestures, facial expressions, use of material objects, posture) to achieve workplace goals, such as strategic decisions, customer satisfaction and workplace alliances. This interactive workshop will introduce an innovative methodology of micro-ethnography to uncover exactly how we do so on a moment-by-moment basis, and how “small” and “subtle” actions impact larger societal outcomes – such as gender in/equality.

The systematised and institutionalised nature of gender inequality in Japan has been intensively addressed by scholars from governmental and cultural perspectives, implying the need for change at both a governmental and organisational level. On the evening of July 26, Sae Oshima will lead a workshop which aims to shed light on an alternative route to address these issues in Japanese society; at an individual level, through our moment-by-moment communicative behaviours in everyday workplace situations. Perhaps a 0.7 second pause before responding, or something as simple as a shift of gaze or the nonchalant use of the word “oh” – Oshima’s aim is to together discover and generate micro opportunities for us all to take forward and use when making choices, and to constructively use everyday interactions to empower ourselves, bringing a new perspective on organisational culture and gender equality in the workplace.

 

Agenda:

1830-1850: Light networking
1850-1950: Dr. Oshima workshop (event content/collaborative breakout groups)
1950-2030: Optional light networking and drinks

 

Leading the Session…

Dr. Sae Oshima is a Principal Academic of Corporate and Marketing Communications at Bournemouth University in the U.K. She is a trained microethnographer of social interaction, and her research objectives include revealing the micro-foundations of marketing and corporate communication, and proposing implications for training in different workplaces. Her research has been disseminated through various academic outlets, as well as collaborations with media agencies and consultations for industrial researchers in Denmark, Japan, the UK and US.

Dr. Sae Oshima is a Principal Academic of Corporate and Marketing Communications at Bournemouth University in the U.K. She is a trained microethnographer of social interaction, and her research objectives include revealing the micro-foundations of marketing and corporate communication, and proposing implications for training in different workplaces. Her research has been disseminated through various academic outlets, as well as collaborations with media agencies and consultations for industrial researchers in Denmark, Japan, the UK and US.

Anna Pinsky, who will be facilitating this session, is a specialist in organisational development with over 20 years of experience working with multinational organisations in Japan. She was vice-president of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan during 2014-15.
Anna Pinsky, who will be facilitating this session, is a specialist in organisational development with over 20 years of experience working with multinational organisations in Japan. She was vice-president of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan during 2014-15.

Notes

Event Coupons:
Members (who paid the FY2022 membership fee) can use free seat coupons to attend this event – please select this option at the time of booking. If you are having any difficulties, please email the BCCJ team at [email protected].

Cancellation policy:
Paid reservation by July 20 at 10.00am, after which there will be no refunds on cancellations.

No-shows will be charged.
We can not accept cash at the door.

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