Case with Coleen Colombo and Colleagues Resisting Mortgage Essay

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Week 5 Case Discussion
Explain if the “fight-or-flight” response is evident in this case. * In the case with Coleen Colombo and colleagues resisting mortgage fraud there is evident of fight or flight present. When our fight or flight system is activated, we tend to perceive everything in our environment as a possible threat to our survival. By its very nature, the fight or flight system bypasses our rational mind—where our more well thought out beliefs exist—and moves us into "attack" mode. This state of alert causes us to perceive almost everything in our world as a possible threat to our survival. As such, we tend to see everyone and everything as a possible enemy. Like airport security during a terrorist threat, we are on the
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If we didn't, we would have no need to communicate: something like extrasensory perception would take its place. The following anecdote is a reminder of how our thoughts, assumptions and perceptions shape our own realities. As stated in the reading the head of the maintenance department explained the reason for inefficiency of the company was due to the lack of qualified maintenance people in the area. * Cultural barriers exist when we join a group and wish to remain in it, sooner or later we need to adopt the behavior patterns of the group. These are the behaviors that the groups accept as signs of belonging. As stated in the reading once an employee had five breakdown reports, he or she was taken off the machine and given a lower paying job. Some of the managers don’t believe that this is a productive practice but goes along with it because has become the culture of the company with the previous vice president. * Interpersonal barriers exist when closeness is the aim of interpersonal contact where there is a high level of honesty and acceptance of yourself and others. As stated in the reading nobody knew that Ellen bohn were hired until he showed up at the plant. The security guard didn’t even know who he was during his arrival at the plant.
Explain how these barriers might be removed. * More specifically, communication influences the effectiveness of the hiring and training of employees, motivation of employees, providing daily instructions,