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Factors Influencing PerceptionsTerm 5 2021BUS 5113University of the PeopleWritten Assignment Unit 2Organizational Theory and BehaviorJune 2021Our perceptions, or how we interpret and perceive our surroundings and others, play animportant role in determining our behaviors. Our perceptions are shaped by a variety offactors throughout our lives, beginning when we are very young. We form perceptions ofothers and our surroundings in our daily lives as well as at work. Perceptions are especiallyimportant in the context of an organization. The Halo Effect, Projection, and SelectivePerception are three common factors that can lead to erroneous perceptions. In this paper, Iwill look more closely at these effects and outline some of the perceptions that can arise as aresult of these factors, as well as their ultimate effects.Halo effectThe halo effect refers to the idea that we can form a general impression of someone and thatthis impression will influence how we perceive almost everything they do. When this occurs,the positive impression, or halo, formed during an initial encounter will carry over tosubsequent encounters and interactions with this individual. If we create a positive "halo," weare more likely to view everything they do positively.
The halo effect can be caused by an employee completing a specific project very well at thestart of his or her career, or by a shared value system, religious beliefs, or even hobbies that

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