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protecting aboriginal lands. Employees learn how diversity can affect their work in
a particular community. Aboriginals serve as subject-matter experts for the training
program, which includes face-to-face meetings. Training takes place in a traditional
setting within a particular community and has included dancing and singing.49
Asset recognition training is one form of training that goes beyond group differences and emphasizes individual uniqueness.50 In this training, people record on
worksheets their own personal knowledge, insights, and experiences. Then, in small
groups, each person’s unique assets and potential contributions to his or her work
group and the organization are identified. Focusing on the individual and going
beyond his or her current work role expertise fosters appreciation for diversity.
Notice how this training counteracts the perceptual narrowing that we described in
Bruner’s model. Chapter 3 Perception, Attribution, and Judgment of Others 87 There is as yet little hard research on the success of diversity training programs.
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