Essay on Chapter 1: Hi, Call Me ?

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Chapter 1: Hi, Call Me ______?

Background

Stanley, while in town, decided to go to the annual company picnic. The picnic is a ceremonial rite that encourages employees to set aside the usual roles and relationships among employees and the executives will make sure to be available to talk and be open to anyone .

Stanley is a new employee who has been with the company for about a year. He has been recently transferred to the New York office. In this particular day Stanley, who feels very self-confident of his new position and has tendencies to get carried away. “…of course it didn’t hurt that he had been near the beer tap all afternoon”

When did it go wrong?

While Stanley was playing horseshoes with an older
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In this case, Stanley thought he was going to be judged for his single encounter with Mr. Marsh. F. Luthans explains this social perception as the Horns Effect, where an individual is downgraded because of a single negative incident . But what Stanley forgot to consider is the fact that this picnic was part of the organization’s culture to think of “the company as a family” and his actions at this ritual would not be considered by Mr. Marsh as harshly given, the particular environment of that particular day. Social Perception: The Halo Effect

Many years ago in an interview I was asked if I spoke any languages, very excited I responded that I did, and when I have always seen this as an asset, it was not in this case. Although, I meet all the requirements stated by the job announcement, my interviewer stated, in so many words, that by having an accent in this area it was a disadvantage for me. In this case, the social perception of the halo effect was due to one trait, my accent.

Bibliography: The Ropes to Skip and the Ropes to Know. Page 21 The Ropes to Skip and the Ropes to Know. Page 22 The Ropes to Skip and the Ropes to Know. Page 22 mid page Schlenker, Barry. Image Management. Seminar: the impression Management at the university of Florida: http://psych.ufl.edu/~schlenkr/imgrad.htm Luthans, F. (2005). Organizational Behavior. New York, NY; McGraw-Hill Companies,

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