Halo Effect: A Constant Error in the Workplace

By Elif Çalışkan

Halo effect refers to the widespread human tendency that if a person possesses some positive or negative impression about the qualities of something or someone, his attributions will also be positive or negative (Cherney, 2019). The tendency is useful because it helps us to make quick decisions based on our past experiences or limited information but it can also lead to unfair treatments. Therefore, it’s important to realize halo effect and the impact it may have in the workplace (Miller, 2018). We will recommend some tips to eliminate the halo effect on underperformance, assigning tasks, acceptance of bad attitudes, and the recruitment process in the workplace.

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