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Discussions 1 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. According to the Wikipedia site this is described as ‘a fixed, over generalized belief about a particular group or class of people’. In simple terms placing labels on people, results from making general assumptions about an individual with little or no personal knowledge about them. I strongly feel this has a negative impact on individuals and organizations based on my personal experience. When I joined my current work place, the organization was going through some

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