Do preconceived opinions affect some employees?

In the next meeting with the team, have each person make an unanticipated statement about themselves that challenges a stereotype. For example: “Many people probably think that... but...” Then ask each person to tell about a time when they had a prejudice against someone else disproven. 
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Do preconceived opinions affect some employees?

In a globalized world, it is common to have employees from other countries. These individuals are particularly vulnerable in the workplace because of preconceived opinions in the host country. Researchers Jaime Bonache, Hélène Langinier, and Celia Zárraga-Oberty have studied the effects of stereotypes in organizations. They write that stereotypes are problematic because they cause us to overlook individual traits, lead us to feel more different than we actually are, and overlook the diversity in the group about which we have a preconceived opinion, regardless of whether this applies to other teams, gender, age, or something else. One way of countering this is to practice seeing employees as individuals.