25 Aug Unconscious Bias
Bias is a natural part of the human condition—of how the brain works. And it affects how we make decisions, engage with others, and respond to various situations and circumstances, often limiting potential. There is nothing more fundamental to performance than how we see and treat each other as human beings.
Unconscious bias is also⠀known as implicit bias – it is a social stereotype about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. Everyone holds unconscious beliefs about various social and identity groups, and these biases stem from one’s tendency to organize social worlds by categorizing.
Addressing Unconscious Bias Lets Your People Thrive
Every day, one is faced with countless bits of information while making decisions that range from the pragmatic to the strategic. As one confronts more and more information and have to act quickly while considering varying perspectives, one’s leaders and team members are primed to rely on biased thinking called unconscious bias.
Unconscious biases are how our brains compensate for overload which can inhibit performance and lead to poor decision-making. Helping your leaders and team members address bias will let them thrive, increasing performance across your entire organization.
How can we overcome this?
Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential offers a principle-based and practical approach to identifying and addressing bias in our everyday life.
It does so by going beyond simply raising awareness to help participants build practical skills that let them recognize bias in action and counter its potentially harmful effects.
This is a training solution conducted Live In-Person, Live-Online, and On Demand. Contact us to book a consultant to deliver this to your organization.
This solution will help organizations that need to:
- Develop leaders who create an inclusive workplace and address unconscious bias’s impact on decision-making.
- Build a culture where everyone feels respected, included, and valued.
- Improve collaboration between newly acquired groups or between existing functional silos.
- Develop an inclusive culture that positively impacts the bottom line.
- A shift from a compliance-based approach to diversity training to a more practical, action-oriented approach.
- Close the gap between expected and actual behaviors in how people see and treat each other