In the clips shown below of The Office (Daniels, 2005), Michael Scott and Jan separate the work force into two separate groups of men and women.  Michael holds a conference for the men to speak, and Jan holds a conference for the women to speak.  In Jan’s group, the women are somewhat shy to speak up and state what they are good at doing.  Jan is superior above all the other women, so maybe these women feel nervous or threatened by Jan’s appearance.  Regardless, the women are being kind and attentive to each person speaking.  On the other hand, shown in the second clip, Michael has an interaction with Darryl, a worker from the warehouse.  Darryl elaborates that he is talented at moving things, which shows off his masculinity.

Michael interrupts Darryl that he has said enough, and Darryl says that he doesn’t want to be interrupted.  Michael is Darryl’s boss, so in regular work norms Darryl would either be asked to leave or fired for talking back to his boss.  Michael feels intimidated by Darryl’s demeanor, maybe because he is African American and masculine.  However, a person of Michael’s stature should not be intimidated by anyone.  As the manager of his branch, he should have authority over Darryl in these matters; so, in this scene, the work force norms have been violated.  Finally, these two scenes create the depiction of the two-culture theory, or report vs. rapport.