At any given moment, our brains are receiving an estimated 11 million pieces of information. But we can only consciously process a tiny fraction – so we rely on our subconscious, which helps us filter information by taking mental shortcuts. Unconscious bias is the information, attitudes, and stereotypes that inform these shortcuts.
Unconscious bias in the workplace creates a unique challenge because it involves more than just behaviour. It involves the way each person in the workforce processes information and makes decisions. It’s crucial for employees to see beyond the bias and make evidence-based decisions to increase inclusion and the quality of decision making throughout their organization.
Angela Peacock writes for Thrive Global and shares practical ways to manage your unconscious biases.
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