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Discussion #1 – Due February 4, 2019Bob 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 be categorized by various types, such as physical characteristics, gender, race, personality, place of origin, behaviors and many others. Stereotypes can rarely be helpful, they are more commonly considered not helpful to individuals and organizations. It is also dependant on the situation in which a stereotype is used, but even a positive stereotype can be harmful to individuals. Stereotypes

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