Monday, May 12, 2008

The 'in-groups' and 'out-groups'

Books 2 Byte
Understanding Cross-Cultural Psychology
Pittu D. Laungani

Steer clear of stereotyping

As employers of people with increasingly diverse backgrounds, it is necessary that our companies, more so the ones in the IT sector, ensure that work environments are free from stereotypes. A stereotype, for starters, is “a negative, unpleasant value-laden judgment that we often form of another individual or a group that we see as being ‘different’ from ours,” as Pittu D. Laungani defines in Understanding Cross-Cultural Psychology.


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