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Transcript of Stereotypes
Life and Work Timothy London
Aria Isberto Introduction Gender Stereotypes
in the Workplace Age
Discrimination / Stereotypes
in the Workplace Racial Stereotypes
in the Workplace Race and Gender Stereotypes/Discrimination in Everyday Life Age Stereotypes
in Everyday Life The Solutions Stereotype (noun):
1. a standardized conception or image invested with meaning and held by members of a group
2. (verb) to characterize and assign a fixed form to
3. a set of inaccurate, simplistic generalizations about a group that allows others to categorize them and treat them accordingly Generation Y's Bad Reputation What are some racial
stereotypes in the workplace? *Allow employees to feel like they are valued
*Team building functions Problems? 1. Women earning less
2. Sexual harassment
3. Limited mobility Solutions That Work! “Leadership sets the tone”
Performing with excellence Real
Effects Depression in Men Of the 11 million Americans diagnosed with depression every year.
However, less than 1 in 10 were men.
depression is just as common among men as same as women based on researchers. Less likely to express emotional symptoms of depression because they don’t want to be seen as feminine.
1. Spontaneous crying
3. Loss of interest in usual activities Symptoms of Depression in Men Prevention Men feel ashamed to speak up
So, encourage depressed men
to ask for help. Men with symptoms
need to be diagnosed 1. Rigid and stuck in their ways
2. Poor or failing health
3. Closed to new technologies
4. Slower to change and to learn new concepts
5. Years of highly developed opinions;
unwillingness to hear new ideas
7. Poor investment
8. Physically slow moving Common
Age stereotypes overlook talents, skills and experience that a mature worker might possess which are always needed if Americans would like to remain competitive.
In 2004 alone, the cost of negotiated settlements of
federal age discrimination complaints totaled $69 million. Vital to Our Global Economy. -High Retention rates
-Lower absenteeism and reliability
-Flexible workers with highly developed people oriented skills
-Just as capable as younger people at:
2. High retention rates with new skills ON THE CONTRARY... Traditionalists....................................................(Born before 1946)
Millenials........................................................................(1982-2000) Today's Workforce
spans FOUR Generations. in multi-generational workplaces. Identifying the strengths and challenges (A study from The Department for Work and Pensions) 1. Rethink what loyalty means
2. Understand core values
3. Expand communications approaches
4. Foster respect and respect differences Building Commonalities. - Self-centered
- Need praise
- Dislike criticism
- Too casual
WHERE’S THE FACTS?
THERE ARE NONE! -True or not, stereotypes influence
-Influence how others treat you
-Self-fulfilling prophecy Why Does This Matter? Every older generation picks
on the younger generation
1) Challenge stereotypes
2) Find a common ground
3) Mix it up
4) Expect a lot
EVOLUTION NOT REVOLUTION
Asking for Action
(Chapter 9) We Need To Become "Age-Blind" ...African Americans are unintelligent and lazy
...African American women always have an attitude
...Whites only care about themselves
...Hispanics cannot speak proper English
...Asians are very hardworking
(Halo effect) +Affect work performance (stereotyped have low morale and don’t want to work)
+Loss of opportunities (valuable skills are overlooked and not put to use)
+Tension between employees (nobody wants to work together or communicate with each other; lead to poor productivity) How do racial stereotypes
affect the workplace? Stereotypes still exist.
The are always solutions to problems.
Actions lead to Change! Conclusion over-simplified exaggerated Discrimination (noun):
1. an act or instance of discriminating.
2. treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit: racial and religious intolerance and discrimination.
3. archaic: something that serves to differentiate. acting on your prejudices based on stereotypes STEREOTYPING + PREJUDICE = DISCRIMINATION BREEDING & PERPETUATING Example: a person who works in sales may begin to identify with the stereotype of “sales people,” and adopt behaviors and beliefs that are commonly held to be stereotypical of people in sales [e.g., extroversion; focus on people or personalities, rather than data; preference for working with others versus working alone, etc.]. Becomes, almost unconsciously, a CARICATURE of a salesperson, rather than a fully self-actualized and emergent personality; a person who identifies herself as being an salesperson, rather than as a person who, for now, happens to work in sales. - a process whereby a person comes to see his or herself in a way consistent with stereotypes about his or her in-group. STEREOTYPING YOURSELF Q: Why is this a situation we must avoid? The
End we are all so much more than simply our physical attributes IT STARTS WITH YOU.