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Explain stereotyping in organizational behavior?

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Jessie Thompson on September 26, 2018

A. Stereotyping in Organizational Settings. 1. Stereotyping is an extension of the social identity.. 2. It is the process of assigning traits to people on the basis of your memberrship in a social category.. a. The scholars say that stereotypes generally have some inaccuracies, some overestimation or underestimation of real differences, and a certain degree of accuracy.. b. One of the problems with stereotypes is that the stereotypes of traits do not accurately describe every person in that social category.. c. people also develop stereotypes inaccurate under certain conditions, such as the degree to which they interact with people in that group. d. Another problem is that we develop inaccurate stereotypes of groups to enhance our own social identity.. 3. The ethical problems with the stereotypes.. a. The greatest concern is that stereotyping lays the foundation for prejudice-unfounded negative emotions toward people belonging to a particular group stereotype.. b. The stereotypes could also be in part responsible of sexual harassment is the unwanted conduct of a sexual nature that negatively affects the work environment or leads to adverse job-related consequences for the victims.. 4. Attribution Theory. a. The attribution process involves deciding whether an observed behavior or event is largely caused by internal or external factors.. b. Internal attribution involves believing that an employee performs the job poorly because he or she lacks the necessary competencies or motivation.. c. External attribution occurs if people believe the employee performs the job poorly because he or she lacks sufficient resources to do the task. d. There are three rules of attribution:. (1) Internal attributions are made when the observed individual behaved this way in the past (high consistency),. (2) do not behave like this toward other people or in different situations (low distinctiveness),. (3) Other people do not behave this way in similar situations (low consensus).


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