Organizational Behaviour HRMT 300 – 435, Is Stereotype is always bad.docx

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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. (5 marks) Asians are good at Math. 1) Girls are not very good at Math and Science compared to boys. 2) Immigrants are more diligent, hard-working, and loyal to the company. 3) Moms are more involved in education for kids. 1) Asians are good at Math is a stereotype because this statement doesn’t consider that some Asians may be artistic or have other talents. And there are millions of Asians that may not even be able to get a decent education to do well in Math if they wanted to. The reason this stereotype continues is because there’s evidence that many Asians excel at math. Lots of reports have verified Asian students represent a high proportion of Ivy League

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