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Unformatted text preview: ddress this problem, the executives created a Task Force on the Advancement of Women to identify and break down the barriers to women’s advancement and to develop an action plan. Members of the task force interviewed almost 300 employees and conducted the company’s largest employee survey ever, with more than 9,000 responses. 7 Define trust perceptions and perceived orga- nizational support and discuss how organizations can foster positive perceptions of trust and support. 8 Discuss how perception and perceptual biases affect the outcomes of selection interviews and performance appraisals and describe some techniques to improve the accuracy of them. Based on the results, the task force identified three major barriers to women’s advancement. First, it was found that many employees in the company had false assumptions about women. In fact, a key finding was that women were not advancing because of stereotypical attitudes, myths, and “conventional wisdom.” For example, women at the bank were perceived as either too young or too old to compete with men for promotions. They were seen as les...
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