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Road to the top with Cosmetic Surgery

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Filipa Torres Paulo

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Employees Use Cosmetic Surgery to Improve their Image
Would you go under the knife to enhance your career opportunities? Why or why not?
What negative stereotypes are fueling the use of cosmetic surgery to change one's appearance?
To what extend does the Pygmalion effect, Galatea effect, and Golem effect play a role in this case? Explain.
Debate


• We have seen that the percentage of men performing cosmetic surgeries has increased. Taking into consideration that there exists a stereotype towards this subject, what do you think about this increase? And why do you think men do not want to discuss this matter publicly?

Quiz
Question 5
Stereotypes:

a) Are always a negative belief about certain subject
b) Behavioural component of prejudice
c) All stereotypes are generalizations, not all generalizations are stereotypes
d) Stereotyping is not inherently bad or wrong

Question 4
What pushes employees to take the step of surgery ?

i. They belive it helps them to stay healthy longer
ii. They belive they have a larger chance to keep their job
iii. They belive it will give them more chances to be hired
iv. They belived they will more easily work in team with younger people

a) ii) e iii) are correct
b) i) ; ii) e iv) are correct
c) All are correct

Question 3
The “Galatea Effect” is characterized by...

a) Low leader’s expectations leads to low employer’s
performance
b) High leader’s expectations leads to high employer’s
performance
c) High individual’s expectations leads to high individual’s
performance
d) Low individual’s expectations leads to low individual’s performance

Question 2
The phenomenon of surgery for professional reasons:

a) Is nowadays openly discussed among the employees that recur to it
b) Has increased over the past 3 years
c) Stabilized over the past 5 years
d) Is not mainly caused by ageism

Based on this case and what you learned in this chapter, do the skills that come with age and experience count for less than appearance in today's organizations? Discuss your rationale.
Case Context
Our case study focus especially on a esthetic surgeries

Anti-aging procedures


Middle-aged workers turning to face-lifts to compete with younger colleagues in an increasingly ageist workplace.
Thank you!
Bárbara Ferreira
Diogo Fonseca
Filipa Paulo
Isabel Fernades
Marion Lacand
Patrícia Marques


No
- Career progression should be based in personal merit rather than physical appearance.




Yes
- If you want to assure your placement in a certain job in which you know that employer’s preference will rely on younger or better looking applicants.
Stereotypes are not inherently bad or wrong, they help us simplify and systematize information so it is easier to be identified, recalled, predicted and reacted to.


The 3 main negative stereotypes that we have identified:

Fear of judgment due to advanced age

Job insecurity

Stereotype towards performing cosmetic surgeries
Question 1
Considering diversity factor, which of the following are part of the primary dimension factors?

a) Physical attribute, gender and position in the hierarchy
b) Age, years of experience and ethnicity
c) Sexual orientation, gender and age
d) Everything related with appearance
e) None of the above

Question 1 - SOLUTION
Considering diversity factor, which of the following are part of the primary dimension factors?

a) Physical attribute, gender and position in the hierarchy
b) Age, years of experience and ethnicity
c) Sexual orientation, gender and age
d) Everything related with appearance
e) None of the above

Question 2 - SOLUTION
The phenomenon of surgery for professional reasons:

a) Is nowadays openly discussed among the employees that recur to it
b) Has increased over the past 3 years
c) Stabilized over the past 5 years
d) Is not mainly caused by ageism

Question 3 - SOLUTION
The “Galatea Effect” is characterized by...

a) Low leader’s expectations leads to low employer’s
performance
b) High leader’s expectations leads to high employer’s
performance
c) High individual’s expectations leads to high individual’s
performance
d) Low individual’s expectations leads to low individual’s
performance


Question 4 - SOLUTION
What pushes employees to take the step of surgery ?

i. They belive it helps them to stay healthy longer
ii. They belive they have a larger chance to keep their job
iii. They belive it will give them more chances to be hired
iv. They belived they will more easily work in team with younger people

a) ii) e iii) are correct
b) i) ; ii) e iv) are correct
c) All are correct

Stereotypes:

a) Are always a negative belief about certain subject
b) Behavioural component of prejudice
c) All stereotypes are generalizations, not all generalizations are stereotypes
d) Stereotyping is not inherently bad or wrong

Question 5 - SOLUTION
Pygmalion effect – employees internalize their positive labels and succeed accordingly

Golem effect – employees perceived as vulnerable are likely to have worst performance

Galatea effect – high individual’s expectations leads to high individual’s performance

Conclusion
Bibliography
http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/plastic-surgery

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic_surgery#Cosmetic_surgery

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/many-are-turning-to-plastic-surgery-to-avoid-age-discrimination-at-work-470519.html

Lectures slides

Ivancevich, Konopaske, and Matteson
Organizational Behavior and Management, 10th edition, McGraw-Hill

People give great importance to their look thinking it can lead to a contract or a layoff.

Hide their age - look vulnerable
Pygmalion Effect
Golem Effect
Look young - means stay longer in the company
Skills and experience - do a good job

Cosmetic surgery is increasing all over the world


Need to look younger, less tired and healthier


Need to omit it and even remain anonymous when talking about it
• Would you do a cosmetic surgery to stay competitive?
Debate
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