Summary: Organizational Behaviour

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  • Workshop 1: Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination

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  • What factors are needed for stereotype threats to have a negative effect on the performance of someone? (5 bullet points) 

    • A negative stereotype of group must exist 
    • The stereotype must be relevant to the situation 
    • The testing domain must be difficult enough for there to poor performance which could be perceived as stereotype confirming 
    • It is most harmful to the people identifying with the domain and consider it important to their self-worth
    •  Stereotype must be prevalent and widely known 
  • Groups and Teams (L7)

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  • What are formal groups? 

    "Is defined by the organisation’s structure with designated work assignments establishing tasks"
  • What are Command groups? (command groups fall under formal groups) 

    when the members of the group are led by the same leader 
  • Lecture 3: Diversity in organizations

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  • Which aspects do we take into consideration when evaluating people?

    - Intellectual ability (measured in IQ tests)
  • What are the 3 extensions of IQ?

    - Emotional intelligence
    - Cultural intelligence (how well can you adjust to a culture)
    - Complex problem-solving
  • What is informational diversity?

    Underlying, less visible attributes e.g. educational background, skills, work experience, working styles.
  • What is social diversity?

    Mainly visible, easily detectable differences e.g. demographic diversity.
  • What are the 4 methods of shaping behaviour?

    - Positive reinforcement (providing a reward for desired behaviour (learning))
    - Negative reinforcement (removing an unpleasant consequence when the desired behaviour occurs (learning))
    - Punishment (Applying an undesirable condition to eliminate an undesirable behaviour (unlearning))
    - Extinction (withholding...
  • Workshop 1 - Stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination

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  • What is a heuristic value?

    An internal voice/dialogue that provides information. e.g. if someone says I like leprechauns, you think he's from Ireland"
  • When do we fall into automated brain processes?

    When we lack time or energy to make deliberate or controlled judgements. For example wen we are:
    - Pressed for time
    - Preoccupied
    - Tired
    - Emotionally aroused.

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