An idea or belief about an entire group of people that assumes the sameness of that group, often with negative connotations. Stereotypes are dangerous because they offer a limited picture or a “single story" about a whole group of people. They limit expectations and possibilities, erasing the complexity and uniqueness of each person.
- Example: Assuming that older people work slower or can't learn new things, or that young people are unreliable and immature.
Source: Harmony Movement (November 2018). Dignity, Diversion and Inclusion for All: A Guide to the Workplace