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A gender-neutral policy at the workplace

As India Inc. evolves and becomes gender-sensitive, organizations have begun to operate on a gender-neutral policy at work, where assessment is based on results and not on an employee's ability to put in long hours with high mobility factor. In essence, gender neutrality describes the notion that companies should avoid distinguishing people by their gender, in order to avoid discrimination. Given that in today's corporate culture where more and more women in the workplace are competing shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts, it becomes all the more important that organizations follow this principle in letter and spirit as there are no roles in the corporate sector for which one gender is more suited than the other. A neutral policy has the positive effect of retaining the best of talent across both genders

As India Inc. evolves and becomes gender-sensitive, organizations have begun to operate on a gender-neutral policy at work, where assessment is based on results and not on an employee's ability to put in long hours with high mobility factor. In essence, gender neutrality describes the notion that companies should avoid distinguishing people by their gender, in order to avoid discrimination. Given that in today's corporate culture where more and more women in the workplace are competing shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts, it becomes all the more important that organizations follow this principle in letter and spirit as there are no roles in the corporate sector for which one gender is more suited than the other. A neutral policy has the positive effect of retaining the best of talent across both genders

Source: The Economic Times

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