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Factors Affecting PerceptionUniversity of the peopleBus 5113: Organizational Theory and BehaviorDr. Jessica BurkhartNov 23, 2021
IntroductionOur perceptions, or how we perceive and evaluate our surroundings and people, play an important part ininfluencing our behavior. Our views are shaped by a variety of factors throughout our lives, beginning when we arevery young. We form views of individuals and our surroundings in our daily lives and also at our placeof employment. Perceptions are especially crucial in the setting of an organization (Catenacci, C. et al, 2017). TheHalo Effect, Projection, and Selective Perception are three typical processes that can lead to erroneous judgments.In this article, I will look more closely at these consequences and detail some of the impressions that might arise asa result of these elements, as well as their eventual efficacy.Halo EffectThe halo effect refers to the theory that we often build a broad perception of someone and that this image willinfluence how we interpret practically anything they do. When this occurs, the pleasant image, or halo, generatedduring an initial meeting will transfer over to subsequent encounters and interactions with this individual. If wecreate a nice "halo" around someone, we are more inclined to see all that they do as favorable.The halo effect can be caused by an employee executing a specific assignment exceptionally successfully at thestart of his or her career, or by a shared value system, religious convictions, or even hobbies that leave a lastingpleasant impression. It's also possible that the worker was referred by someone prominent or in a position ofinfluence. All of these factors may add to the halo effect, influencing the manager's opinion about this.

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Term
Spring
Professor
Bari Courts
Tags
Organizational studies, tokenism

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