Organizational Behavior: Stereotyping and Social Identity

Organizational Behavior: Stereotyping and Social Identity


Your paper must include an introduction and a clear thesis, several body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Should demonstrate a solid understanding of the material AND critical thinking. At least six (6) peer-reviewed sources are required with in-text citations. Essay must follow the format of the template (Word file attached)

Read the brief Case Study Hy Dairies, Inc (Attached):

1. Apply your knowledge of stereotyping and social identity theory to explain what went wrong here. (make sure you define stereotyping and social identity, then answer through your definitions)

2. What other perceptual errors are apparent in this case study?

3. What can organizations do to minimize misperceptions in these types of situations?


-Essay format (APA)

-2-3 pages, double spacing

-Font: Times New Roman, Size 12

-At least 6 peer-reviewed sources (include DOI in reference page) (Can be used to define terms/concepts)

-In-text citations for each peer-reviewed source

-Essay must follow the format of the template (Word file attached)

-No plagiarism

Requirements: 2-3 pages


Answer preview

The case study regarding the Hy Dairies, Inc. portrays issues affecting minority groups in an organization. Rochelle Beauport, a woman of color, holding a top position in marketing management at Hy Dairies, Inc., helped increase sales in less than two years (McShane & Von Glinow, 2013).  Syd Gilman, the vice president in the marketing department, was happy to see that the company’s sales were improving due to Beauport’s efforts. Gilman thought that offering Beauport’s an opportunity to fill the role of a marketing research coordinator was appropriate. However, Beauport did not take the offer positively. As a woman of color, she thought that the position offered was not promotional but a backroom job, creating an impression that the organization was sexist and promoted discriminatory practices. Since Gilman got his top position

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