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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a perception and attribution unit of a standard organizational behavior course. Topics covered include:
- Factors that distort perception in the workplace
- Impression management
- The three determinants of attribution
- How errors and biases distort attribution
- Cultural perceptions of time
1. Factors that Influence Perception in the Workplace
Perception is something that each of us deals with. It has long been said that perception is reality, and in many ways it is. In this lesson we will discuss how factors that influence perception can impact our workplace.
2. Perceptual Errors in the Workplace: Factors that Distort Perception
Perceptual errors are present all around us. What we think, see, or believe about an issue or person is not always correct. This is due to perceptual errors. In this lesson, we will look at the factors that distort perception to help you identify them.
3. The Theory of Attribution In Organizational Behavior: Definition and Three Determinants
We all view situations and individuals in different ways, but I bet you never knew there were specific reasons why your mind thinks the way it does. In this lesson, we will address why you interpret people or situations the way you do by explaining attribution theory.
4. Attributional Bias in the Workplace: Self-Serving Bias and Fundamental Attribution Error
At times, we all interpret individuals or situations with bias or errors. In this lesson, we will point out two aspects of attributional bias and how they can impact how you view or interpret either a person or a situation.
5. Cultural Perceptions of Time in Organizations: Monochronic and Polychronic Time
Different cultures view time and how it is used in a work environment differently. Some cultures view time as being very concrete and formal, while others view it as just a part of their overall lives. These two perspectives can and do clash when it comes to a business environment.
6. Cultural Perceptions of Power in Organizations: Low and High Power Distance
Throughout the world, individuals have perceptions of how power is distributed. Some believe it is distributed equally, and some do not. That perspective also carries over into how they view power (and the types of power) that are distributed in an organization.
7. Cultural Perceptions of Communication in Organizations: Low Context and High Context
Cultures have different perspectives regarding how to communicate. That doesn't necessarily mean words or phrases but the format or structure to that communication. Some are specific and pointed while others believe there is an inherent understanding present. We will discuss this issue here.
8. Impression Management in Organizations: Definition, Techniques & Examples
If you've ever fibbed to get your way or withheld the truth so a friend wouldn't get in trouble, you were likely using impression management. In this lesson, you'll learn about impression management and some of its techniques.
9. Actor-Observer Bias: Examples & Summary
Actor-observer bias happens when we attribute the behaviors of others to individual traits and our behaviors to external causes. This lesson gives an in-depth definition and examples that will help you better understand your everyday interactions in life.
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