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Bob Wilson of Wilson Bros has asked you to explain stereotypes. As he understands it stereotypes can be helpful or not helpful to individuals and organizations depending on the situation in which a stereotype 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. In your own words first explain what stereotyping means to you and then tell why or why not engaging in stereotyping is beneficial/helpful or not to both individuals & organizations, of course explain if the situation/circumstance has any influence on the usefulness or not of stereotypes. Your original post will need to be a minimum of three paragraphs long __________ As defined in our textbook, Canadian Organizational Behaviour, 9 th edition , stereotyping is “...the perceptual process in which we assign characteristics to an identifiable group and then automatically transfer those features to anyone we believe is a member of that group” (65). I personally have always viewed stereotyping as being generalized assumptions about

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