Barrier 1 prejudice and stereotypes attributes

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Barrier 1: prejudice and stereotypes Attributes Prejudice and stereotypes can lead to discrimination and unequal opportunities. Prejudice is often unconscious, which is why it's so difficult to overcome. Prejudice can lead to even more barriers for some employees who belong to minority groups. How to overcome this barrier Become aware of your own biases, assumptions, and prejudices. Question yourself to figure out if you’re acting on assumptions or facts.
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Barrier 2: cultural expectations Attributes People from different cultural backgrounds have different expectations about management styles, work rules, and even appropriate behavior. When expectations among group members differ, it can have a negative impact on the group's cohesion. How to overcome this barrier Improve your intercultural literacy by getting to know your colleagues' cultures and differences. Talk about expectations openly – this replaces judgments with curiosity. Connect with your coworkers to better understand their behavior.
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Barrier 3: jealousy and defensiveness Attributes If your company doesn't encourage and embrace diversity properly, employees who have traditionally been advantaged might feel that these advantages are being threatened. How to overcome this barrier Instead of viewing diversity as negative, try to find the positive aspects.
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Barrier 4: resistance Attributes Some people feel there's no need to change.
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