Diversity

Diversity Definition:

The understanding that every individual is unique and we must take into account everyone to build a society that is diverse and at its richest.
There are two main approaches when looking at diversity in organisations; Equal Opportunities Approach and Managing Diversity Approach. These mean ‘treat everyone the same’ and ‘treat everyone differently’ respectively.

We have the two methods because people either want to be exactly the same when working, or they have to be treated differently so that they both get the most out of their workplace. We often see that people are treated differently in organisations … Read more...

Perceptions in Organisations

Perception Definition: A perception is a belief held by a person, or many people, based upon how they see the world around them.

What is Perception?

the process of selecting, organising and interpreting information in order to make sense of the world around us

(Bratton: 2010, 500)

the dynamic and complex way in which individuals select information (stimuli) from the environment, interpret and translate it so that a  meaning is assigned which will result in a pattern of behaviour or thought

(Mullins: 2010, 829)

Perception in Organisations

Often the main aspects of perception in an organisation is how an individual … Read more...

Gestalt Principles: Perception

Perception Definition: A perception is a belief held by a person, or many people, based upon how they see the world around them.

Gestalt Principle Definition: The Gestalt School of Psychology was led by Max Wertheimer in Germany. This school was set up to help develop theories which could be used to make visual perceptions. Gestalt is German for ‘Unified Whole’. The theories which were developed within the school were made to try and show how people visualise elements and put them into certain groups.

Figure and Ground

This theory shows that people focus on certain aspects of a … Read more...