You can bring the most diverse people to the table if you like, red, yellow, black, white, gay, straight – gosh you could even bring women to the table – but if what is going on around the outside of them is toxic, they are not going to perform, they are not going to give you their best. You are going to chip away at their self-esteem bit by bit until finallythey check out their brains (sometimes it’s years) before they check out their bodies. Therein is where unconscious bias lies.
At any given moment, our brains are receiving 11 million pieces of information. We can only consciously process about 40 of those pieces. To process the rest, we rely on our subconscious, which helps us filter information by taking mental shortcuts. Unconscious bias refers to the information, attitudes, and stereotypes that inform our subconscious information-processing and dictates the process by which we take these mental shortcuts.
Unconscious bias in the workplace creates a unique challenge because it involves more than just behavior. It involves the way each person in your workforce processes information and makes decisions.
This workshop teaches your workforce about unconscious bias and shows employees how to make evidence-based decisions to increase inclusion and the quality of decision-making throughout your organization.
Customised Delivery Duration
Face to Face 2 or 3 hours
Interactive Webinar 2 hours
Who Will Benefit?
All employees within the organisation should take this course.
The course explains how we can overcome our unconscious bias to improve decision making and professional relationships, and to create more open, inclusive and effective organisations. Using examples and interactive exercises the course takes a straightforward look at one of the most important current issues in diversity management.
There are several actions that are suggested as follow-on to the workshop, including: encouraging participants to: