We are all biased, and we can’t help it. It is part of our evolution – a facet of our in-built flight or fight instinct that helps us to detect danger. Being aware of our bias means we can compensate for it. It can be easy to justify or rationalise our ‘gut reactions’ – but if we accept our bias then we can correct poor judgement. Unless we acknowledge the fact that we are all biased then we will never be able to eliminate its impact in the workplace.
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We may think that the decisions we're making about people are fair but our unconscious bias is likely to have an impact without us b...
Visual illusions illustrate how our brain sometimes makes short-cut processes for us which aren't always helpful - or accurate.
Every day, we group people into categories based on social and other characteristics. This is the foundation of stereotypes, prejudi...
Once we acknowledge our bias, we can consciously take action to reduce its influence.
Bias intervenes in the decisions that we make about people and stops us from being objective.
In the following scenario, we're going to see a number of different types of bias at work and examine the impact that they have in t...
Tim, Jamal and Tanya all voice opinions about the candidates that are based on assumptions that result from bias.
Bias is more likely to occur when people feel under pressure to make a decision quickly.
Tim isn't offering Jamal the same opportunities as he's giving Karen.
Tim has made assumptions about Jessica.
Jessica is finding it difficult to identify and articulate why she’s feeling excluded from the group.