Unconscious Bias ...
Picture by Tanmay Vora at http://qaspire.com/2018/01/22/being-conscious-about-our-unconscious-biases/
During the International Women's Day last week Friday we had a workshop about Unconscious Bias in my company. Everybody who was not able to join in person could take an online training the same day. As this topic fits to my posts from the last 10 days, I wanted to cover it in a little bit more detail.
Just a little bit, as it is not the core area of my competence, I am just impacted by it as most of you guys are . The picture on the left is giving a high level overview and good starting point for this topic.
"We all have cultural bias, racial bias. One of the difficult things around this subject matter is to deny that we have places we go to subconsciously, and unless you consciously decide that that's wrong and you've got to do something about it, especially if you're in a position of power, it won't change." David Oyelowo, English - Actor Born: April 1, 1976, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0654648/bio
Just some further links:
- Avoiding Unconscious Bias at Work https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/avoiding-unconscious-bias.htm
- A Forbes study has identified workforce diversity and inclusion as a key driver of internal innovation and business growth https://images.forbes.com/forbesinsights/StudyPDFs/Innovation_Through_Diversity.pdf
- Implicit Association Test (IAT) https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html
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