How do you think individuals` preconceived notions, prejudices, and their own interpretations of other cultures impact the workplace? How might you employ the psychodynamic approach to help the employees get along with each other and work better together?
Leadership Name Institutional Affiliation Leadership Introduction Understanding diversity and its impact on an organization may be challenging for leaders. The term diversity can be merely described as differences. The sources of diversity include culture, personal beliefs, and cognitive experience (Northouse, 2010). Acknowledging diversity and its source is a part of addressing preconceived notions, prejudices and biased interpretation in the workplace. Trompenaars and Hampden-Turner (2012) discuss on effects of holding preconceived perceptions can be devastating to stereotyped employees and the organization as a whole. Further, contrary stands affect behaviors of individuals, ground their beliefs, behavior, and actions on them. Psychodynamic approach uniquely seeks to understand different perceptions on others and the world in general. Psychodynamic psychologists believe that unconscious forces shape views, interpretation, and behavior of individuals that most people are unaware (Catherine, 2011). Employing this approach