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Nurturing engineering professionals’ care focused values through sustainability focused engineering: a path to gender inclusive work culture

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Abstract


  • Nurturing a gender inclusive work culture has become a major concern for many types of engineering industries around the world. Emerging literature of inclusion has suggested that, any work culture requires its members to embrace care focused moral values in their day to day relationships at work. The main focus of this paper is to conceptualise how engineering professionals’ sustainability focused work ideologies could use as an approach to instill these essential moral values in the context of construction engineering. In this paper we combine the literature from gender, inclusion, care ethics and moral values to highlight how the connection between sustainability focused work ideologies and care focused thinking can lead engineering organisations from being gendered to gender inclusive.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Wijayawardena, K., Almeida, S. & McCarthy, T. (2019). Nurturing engineering professionals’ care focused values through sustainability focused engineering: a path to gender inclusive work culture. 33rd Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Wicked Solutions to Wicked Problems: The challenges facing management research and practice (p. 1240).

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  • 1240

Abstract


  • Nurturing a gender inclusive work culture has become a major concern for many types of engineering industries around the world. Emerging literature of inclusion has suggested that, any work culture requires its members to embrace care focused moral values in their day to day relationships at work. The main focus of this paper is to conceptualise how engineering professionals’ sustainability focused work ideologies could use as an approach to instill these essential moral values in the context of construction engineering. In this paper we combine the literature from gender, inclusion, care ethics and moral values to highlight how the connection between sustainability focused work ideologies and care focused thinking can lead engineering organisations from being gendered to gender inclusive.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Wijayawardena, K., Almeida, S. & McCarthy, T. (2019). Nurturing engineering professionals’ care focused values through sustainability focused engineering: a path to gender inclusive work culture. 33rd Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Wicked Solutions to Wicked Problems: The challenges facing management research and practice (p. 1240).

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  • 1240