Read the Experiential Exercise Managing the OB Way on page 36 of our textbook. We will not be breaking out into groups; rather, you will begin by individually addressing the following:
What do you think are the concerns for the company regarding Tom’s facial hair? How does this relate to the disciplines discussed in this unit (psychology, social psychology, sociology, and anthropology)? If Tom told you that he thinks the beard is part of his personal religion that he is forming, how might this type of announcement from Tom change how you approach the issue with him?
As you read the thoughts of your classmates, compare and contrast those to your own views. What research might you use to support your position and sway your classmates to share your view?