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A colorful and right-to-the-point reminder card that provides a simple model (H.I.D.D.E.N.) for understanding unconscious bias as well as providing questions to address hidden bias in the workplace. These cards can be printed and distributed for a quick reminder or conversation starter.
Addressing implicit bias takes time and considerable effort. It’s about making a more conscious choice about how you show up in the world. It’s about getting comfortable with being…well, uncomfortable. And it is vital to creating a sustainable shift in the workplace, to improve effectiveness, innovation and profitability. Need a simple, visual way to understand and trigger discussions around implicit bias? This is just the tool for you!
We don’t like to think of ourselves as having biases toward others. The fact is many of these biases exist in our society and in our memory and are sometimes expressed unknowingly. By being self-aware and willing to engage with others when bias is unintentionally implied or expressed, we can better resolve problems and promote more effective working relationships.
Biases are real and we all have ‘em. Our biases describe both positive and negative mindsets towards individuals and groups. There a lot to such a little word. Bias refers to the persistent, harmful and unequal treatment of someone based solely on some characteristic they possess or group they belong to.
Because much of our learning takes place at an unconscious level, we are not aware of the fact that it exists, hence the term “unconscious” bias. By being self-aware and willing to engage with others when bias is unintentionally implied or expressed we can better resolve problems and promote more effective working relationships.
This vignette presents the concept of feedback within a diversity context. Also covered is the necessity to recognize hidden/unconscious bias.
Much of our learning takes place at an unconscious level - hence the term “unconscious” or "hidden" bias. Managing others to be self-aware and willing to engage fellow employees, customers and vendors when bias is unintentionally implied or expressed is key to better resolving problems and promoting more effective working relationships.
Bias and stereotypes can impact us in many ways... including assuming that just because someone didn’t go to prestigious university - they won’t be a great employee. So, when we are reviewing resumes for new hires, it is important to not let those biases keep us from seriously considering candidates for reasons like the school they attended.
We are all socialized into our cultural heritage, whether we know it or not. We learn language, values, and beliefs as well as “who is one of us” and “who is not” from our experiences in our cultures. Many of these beliefs remain even when presented with contradictory information or evidence. Bias can be expressed blatantly or through subtle messages.
Unconscious bias refers to a bias that we are unaware of, and which happens outside of our control. It is a bias that happens automatically and is triggered by our brain making quick decisions from data it gathers and then adding meaning to it. There are a lot of factors that drive unconscious bias.
Do we consider what impact the judgments we make have on morale, relationships, even careers of others? This video is a powerful tool for understanding the impact of hidden biases and stereotypes.
This activity is designed to spark a discussion about how different people have overcome bias. The real-life examples in the activity focus on different aspects of bias; they can be used individually or collectively as one activity.
Be aware of your filters! Every person has multiple filters through which they see the world. Examples of these filters include: gender, generation, country of origin, disabilities, military service, ethnicity and parental status. This easy-to-use mini-poster is also available in a healthcare version.
The term "bias" may be used to describe both positive and negative mindsets towards individuals and groups. Many references to bias refer to the persistent, harmful and unequal treatment of someone based solely on some characteristic they possess or their apparent membership in or identification with a particular group.
Sometimes people don’t recognize when and how racial bias is expressed in our society and in day-to-day workplace interactions. Microaggressions tend to be the everyday, subtle interactions or behaviors that communicate some sort of bias toward another person or group. They can be intentional or unintentional and sometimes even well-meaning.
Bias refers to the persistent, harmful and unequal treatment of someone based solely on some characteristic they possess or their apparent membership in or identification with a particular group. By being self-aware and willing to engage with others when bias is unintentionally implied or expressed, we can better resolve problems and promote more effective working relationships.
A 2023 Telly Award Winner! Draw people in... not push them away! With the current focus on racial inequity and injustice, organizations - now more than ever - need to understand how workplace inequities and other key diversity dynamics impact their efforts to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace and culture. This new program focuses on the diversity dimension of race. By deepening awareness and understanding of race and racism, participants develop knowledge and skills that support and contribute to your organization’s overall diversity, equity and inclusion goals.
This new program has been designed to provide all employees with practical, inclusionary skills for recognizing and responding to tough situations they may face or witness within the workplace after a health scare or pandemic. After all, inclusion and respect are all about people having a sense of belonging; it gives people the feeling of being welcomed, respected, valued and treated fairly for who they are and what they bring or contribute to the organization.
Our Best-Selling DEIB Program! An inclusive workplace doesn't need to be elusive! As organizations and customer bases become increasingly diverse, it is important for employees to be able to engage and work through differences in a positive manner that supports productivity, teamwork and customer satisfaction. This best-selling program addresses the “respect and inclusion” component of diversity – from the employee’s perspective. Topics include: unconscious (hidden) bias, cultural competence, diversity moments, gender & gender identity, rumors & gossip, joking and improper expressions.
Gender and gender identity continue to present significant challenges due to strongly held traditions, beliefs and values. We need to be sure to watch out for double standards - such as, norms or “rules” applied to some groups and not to others.