Are You Aware of The Impact that Unconscious Biases are Having on Your Organization?
Unconscious bias exists in all of us. It helps us make quick decisions by identifying patterns that pop up in the day to day life. Inherent bias is not, in and of itself, a bad thing. But when we allow those biases to negatively (or positively) influence other people’s opinions without the proper information or context we run into trouble. People should base their perceptions of their coworkers on concrete words, actions, and accolades. However, unconscious bias causes us to make assumptions based on race, age, gender, and any other aspects of our appearance.