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Beware of stereotypes

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You already know not to judge people based on their accent, skin color, gender and so on. But there’s a more insidious form of prejudice that’s harder to detect: judging employees by the department in which they work. Examples: Jean in accounting is just a number cruncher, so she doesn’t know about marketing, or Greg’s a systems nerd, so he can’t see the forest for the trees. Aside from the fact that these stereotypes are often wrong, they promote a closed-minded environment where individuals are pigeonholed based solely on their narrow job roles.

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