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Unformatted text preview: e number of female executives has risen to more than 34 percent. The bank wants to reach gender parity by 2007. In addition, minorities now make up 19.1 percent of the bank’s workforce, compared to 12.5 percent in the early 1990s. Not surprisingly, the BMO has received many awards for its Workplace Equality Programs and is now considered a model for how to tie diversity to business success. 1 Why has the Bank of Montreal made workplace equality and diversity a top business priority? What effect do equality and diversity programs have on employee attitudes and behaviour? And why do organizations often harbor false assumptions and myths about women employees? These are the kinds of questions that we will attempt to answer in this chapter. First, we will define perception and examine how various aspects of the perceiver, the object or person being perceived, and the situation influence perception. Following this, we will present a model of the perceptual process, and we will consider some of the perceptual tendencies that we employ in formin...
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