Thursday, October 11, 2012, 8:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 10:00 am Central, 11:00 am EST, 12:00 pm Atlantic, 5:00 pm Zurich, 6:00 pm Istanbul, Dubai 8:00 pm
Out-Group Employees: An Organizational Dilemma
Outgroup prejudice in the workplace, as qualified by the dyadic relationship with the immediate leader, is a form of intergroup bias. A review of the literature reveals that social anxiety and feelings of inferiority may contribute to the outgroup experience. Social comparison, work-related psychosocial stressors, and intergroup discrimination may also contribute to the outgroup experience. Analysis of workplace relational characteristics further reveals that outgroup status is more likely for individuals who maintain a relatively high power distance from their leadership as delineated through a leader-member exchange relationship. Outgroup bias results in intergroup social categorization and comparison. Outgroup employees are detrimental to organizational culture.
Tom’s has master’s degrees in Environmental Planning & Resource Management, which facilitated geography related private & public positions, such as the California Department of Transportation; and in Counseling, currently used as a private-practice Licensed Professional Counselor. Tom worked in banking, sales, manufacturing, and IT as a corporate consultant, and is currently a PhD(c) in Organizational Leadership at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Tom is the current President of the National Employment Counseling Association (NECA).
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This is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell Tele-Interviews. Our speaker today, Thomas Ayala, has master’s degrees in Environmental Planning & Resource Management. He has held geography related private & public positions, such as the California Department of Transportation. He is currently a private-practice Licensed Professional Counselor and is studying towards a PhD(c) in Organizational Leadership at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He has worked in banking, sales, manufacturing, and IT as a corporate consultant. This year Tom is President of the National Employment Counseling Association (NECA). Welcome Tom!
- What is "outgroup prejudice"?
- Did you come up with this concept? How did you become interested in this kind of prejudice?
- Have you ever experienced outgroup prejudice?
- Is outgroup prejudice just in the workplace, or also in the community? the family? associations and organizations?
- What contributes to outgroup prejudice?
- How would you council or coach someone who is experiencing outgroup prejudice?
- What can an organization do to prevent outgroup prejudice?
- What can an individual who is experiencing outgroup prejudice do to change the situtation?
- Can a jobseeker tell if a potential employer practices outgroup prejudice? If so, how?
- How could we find out more about outgroup prejudice? Are there any books on the subject? Are you going to write a book on the subject?