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Unformatted text preview: y that their perceptual system provides, rather
than on reality itself. If you perceive your pay to be very low, you might seek
employment in another firm. The reality—that you are the best-paid person in your
department—will not matter if you are unaware of the fact. However, to go a step
further, you might be aware that you are the best-paid person and still perceive your
pay as low in comparison with that of the CEO of the Bank of Montreal or your
ostentatious next-door neighbour.
Some of the most important perceptions that influence organizational behaviour
are the perceptions that organizational members have of each other. Because of this,
we will concentrate on person perception in this chapter. Components of Perception
Perception has three components—a perceiver, a target that is being perceived, and
some situational context in which the perception is occurring. Each of these components influences the perceiver’s impression or interpretation of the target
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