Ibadan Journal of the Social Sciences
Volume 11, No. 1, 2013
DOI: 10.36108/ijss/3102.11.0140

Gender, Teamwork and Violence against Women in the Workplace: A Glimpse into the Nigerian Situation

Peter O. Kalejaiye and Chiedu A. Abrifor

Department of Sociology/Psychology, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria



In Nigeria today, most organizations are turning to teams to manage their operations and have competitive edge over others in order to achieve their goals and objectives. However, as much as teamwork is appreciated in the workplace today, it is not without its gender-bias proneness. In this study, tile authors have shown, through content analysis of gender literature reviewed that, teamwork in the workplace is not gender-neutral, and that violence against women in the workplace in the forms of pay gap, discrimination and sexual harassment influence team decisions, operations, tasks and commitment in the organization. Although, the gendered workplace may not be altered anytime soon because of the institutionalization of gender in Nigeria organizations, yet this paper has highlighted ways by which teamwork can be effective and violence against women can be averted. Therefore, promoting, achieving and sustaining gender equality is key to removing violence against women and promoting teamwork in the workplace in Nigeria and the world at large.
Keywords: Gender, Teamwork, violence, women, Nigeria


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