Studies of, and teachings on organizations, companies and their leaders of various types and origins has been around for years, it is, however, only in the last 2 or 3 decades that focus has been put on the more non-technical soft skills of management and managers by these studies and teachings, and courses on these have been added to the curriculum of business schools. (Robbins & Judge, 2001)
I will, in the following, discuss the benefits of self-evaluation/self-assessment as it relates to leaders today.
For many years, emotions were frown upon as something unwanted, undisciplined and unprofessional in business. (Clawson, …show more content…
Prejudice is hurtful, destructive and degenerating. Prejudice is driven by ignorance and stereotyping and will, unfortunately, continue to be around in organizations and society in general, for the foreseeable future. But that does not mean we should give up on eradicating it.
In the following, I will discuss the negative impact Prejudice has on society in general and organizations in particular.
Prejudice arises from the ordinary and unconscious tendency to make associations; it is distinct from conscious forms of prejudice, such as overt racism or sexism (Banaji, et al.,
2003) and is influencing us all in our daily lives.
Banaji explores four related sources of unintentional unethical decision making:
Implicit Prejudice: bias that emerges from unconscious beliefs
Conflict of interest: bias that favors those who can benefit you
In-group favoritism: bias that favor your group
Over-claiming credit: bias that favors you (Banaji, et al., 2003)
I believe none of us can claim us to be free from prejudice when reflecting on the above.
To deal efficiently with our own biases is it important to know, understand and appreciate that they are formed throughout our life. Prejudice is created unconsciously by our environment, media, parents etc. Therefore everybody is or will be biased against a group, has developed some stereotyping or demonstrate