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The problem with stereotyping staff in an organisation

Stereotypes become most inaccurate when people have less interaction with a particular group. Photo/FILE
Stereotypes become most inaccurate when people have less interaction with a particular group. Photo/FILE 

Stereotyping often elicits deep emotions that upset many of us in East Africa. Unfortunately, stereotypes remain a prominent reality in cultures around the world and of course right here in Kenya.

How many remember feelings of frustration when denied a job or promotion while believing that stereotyping played a role in the denial of that opportunity?

Anyone remember feeling biased against by teachers, a neighbour or in the security queue at the airport by a security professional?
Thankfully, not everyone in a culture stereotypes.

Do you stereotype your neighbours, colleagues and friends? If so, what stereotypes do you hold about people?