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Unformatted text preview: backgrounds. As subordinate group members are able to compete successfully, they sometimes encounter attitudinal or organizational bias that prevents them from reaching their full potential. This barrier, referred to as the glass ceiling , blocks the promotion of a qualified worker because of minority membership. • There are numerous reasons for glass ceilings. Decision makers may be concerned that their clientele will not trust them if they have too many people of color or may worry that a talented woman could become overwhelmed with her duties as a mother and a wife and thus perform poorly in the workplace. The glass ceiling can also result from sex-, race-, and ethnicity-based stereotyping and harassment, unfair recruitment practices, and lack of family-friendly workplace policies....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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