Discussion Assignment #1 - Bob Wilson of Wilson Bros has...

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Bob Wilson of Wilson Bros has asked you to explain stereotypes. As he understands it stereotypes can behelpful or not helpful to individuals and organizations depending on the situation in which astereotype is used. With the assistance of available research from the course and external sources, comment on the above statement, explain your answer and respond to at least two other students' postings. (5 marks)Stereotyping is the process of adopting and applying generalized collective beliefs about different groups of people. The different or identifiable groups can befrom many different types such as physical characteristics, gender, race, personality, place of origin, behaviors and many others. Stereotypes are used all over the world. Depending on the topic, they can be secluded to one community orspread across an entire country.The problem with stereotyping is that it does not represent an individuals beliefs or attitudes and can often result is discriminatory practices. This is a major

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