Title Analysis of Work Environment for Female Workers in Design Firm and Its Improvement Plan
Authors 신원상(Shin, Won-Sang) ; 손창백(Son, Chang-Baek)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2022.38.4.255
Page pp.255-264
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Female Workers; Employment Conditions; Job Conditions; Sexual Discrimination; Improvement Plan
Abstract This study proposes specific policy improvement measures for female employees working in design offices that involve relatively poor work environments in the construction industry by analyzing their employment status, working conditions, and gender discrimination. The perspective of female employees and policy preparation measures of employment conditions were analyzed to figure out ways to improve work efficiency and address work issues. Upon analysis, it was revealed that attaining a job for assistant managers and section heads with sufficient work experience was noticeably easier than for new employees without any work experience. Overall, the working conditions in every position involving female employees were generally poor regarding wages, benefits, working hours, convenience facilities, education, and training. Gender inequality involving female employees occurred frequently in all positions; the most common areas pertained to salary and incentives, promotions, department or work placements, and employee performance reviews. These aspects revealed that the work environment is in dire need of improvement. There were limitations of this study due to its focus on examining actual conditions of design offices based on positions that exclude variables such as gender, size and age; additionally, specific policy preparation plans for female staff was not presented. Therefore, further study is needed to complement this research.