Unconscious Bias

Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential.

The challenge

Every day, your people are faced with countless bits of information while making decisions that range from the pragmatic to the strategic. And they do so while working with increasingly diverse teams and stakeholders. As they confront more and more information and have to act quickly while considering varying perspectives, your leaders and team members are primed to rely on biased thinking. Why? Because unconscious biases are how our brains compensate for overload. But bias can also inhibit performance and lead to poor decision-making. So how do we counteract the potentially harmful impacts of unconscious bias? How can we create a workplace in which everyone feels valued and able to offer their best?

The solution

A bias is a preference for or against a person, place, or thing. But unconscious bias leaves us unaware of potential harm resulting from biased thinking. As we understand bias, we can address it to create a culture in which everyone thrives. To do so, we must:

  • Identify Bias where it shows up in our own thinking and in our workplaces.
  • Cultivate Connection with those around us to expand our understanding and improve our decision-making.
  • Choose Courage as we engage with care and boldness in addressing biases that limit people and constrain performance.

Participants kit:Championing-Diversity

  • Participant Guide with Practice Cards

Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the impact of bias on behaviors, decisions, and performance.
  • Increase empathy and curiosity in personal interactions to surface and explore bias.
  • Explore ways to face bias with courage and create the space where everyone is respected, included, and valued.
  • Commit to actions to address the biases that limit individual performance and the performance of others.
“We think we see the world as it is, when in fact we see the world the way we are.”
Stephen Covey