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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.
We’ve probably all heard expressions that seem harmless. But the truth is their effects can be very destructive. And when we have to let a co-worker - maybe someone we've worked with for years - know that he or she has said something that's causing a lot of friction - it can be a real challenge because it's easy to fall into sarcasm.
Organizational diversity includes work habits and values that are affected by time zone differences, commuting patterns, virtual teams and geographic distance. This can be a significant challenge when organizations merge, especially when they’re in different locations.
Sometimes we may think it is okay to tell jokes about our own group or about other groups when we think no one will be offended. The problem is some jokes may cross the line between what’s okay and what may be a violation of a policy or work rule. Even if you are on a break...
One of the things bilingual employees often wrestle with is when is it okay to speak another language with people who share it when we’re around people who don’t. The key is to be as inclusive as possible.
Need a quick primer on the power and impact of workplace diversity? This short video provides a great overview of the basics of diversity and cultural competence. Diversity just shows up. It walks in your door through the hiring process… who's out there in the applicant pool… that's what’s available for you to hire. Whether your a manager, supervisor, team leader or even executive, this quick diversity resource provides key insight into the power of diversity!
Encouraging respect for ourselves and others does not mean failing to recognize race or other differences when they affect our understanding of a situation, our impact on others or our relationships. No matter how you may feel as an individual, color and race consciousness exist in our society and is the lived experience of many people. This video also acknowledges the importance of identity… which is how we see ourselves and how others see us.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are about encouraging and listening to ALL voices. When ideas are dismissed or discouraged, or when there are negative consequences for speaking up, we miss opportunities for innovation and problem solving. Beating tough diversity dynamics at work means creating an environment where all voices can be hard and valued. This is everyone’s responsibility.
Understanding that assumptions (gossip or rumor) reported as fact can have a negative impact on diversity and inclusion.
Recognizing how unconscious bias contributes to “diversity moments” by influencing our perceptions, behavior and the decisions we make about others.
A fun activity to quickly introduce and work through key diversity terms regularly associated with bias.
This activity is designed to help participants re-think their assumptions about others based on what they see (or read). Participants review quotes attributed to famous people on topics that are not how people often think about them.
The worksheet has a series of questions and columns representing dimensions of diversity. Participants mark the most appropriate category for each question; then they are asked questions about their selections.
This activity is designed to spark a discussion about the biases and assumptions people have towards others based upon different characteristics and aspects of who they are. These real-life examples focus on different aspects of bias.
Explanation of the M.E.E.T. model as a respect and inclusion tool.
A concise review of the M.E.E.T. model.
Diversity in today's workplace is a given... and the value of that diversity allows organizations to draw on a fuller range of experiences - allowing them to think more creatively and avoid biased decision-making. But what if that diversity is causing tension? What if inclusion and equity are slow on the uptake? Treating others with respect is paramount to a successful and inclusive workplace.
Studies have shown that having a diverse team is more innovative. But let's be real, finding and hiring diverse talent is often easier said than done. How can we get past potential bias and get the right talent in the door? And how do we keep them? This fast and fun new series answers common questions and provides real world tips on finding and keeping diverse talent.
Bias is something we all have, and by itself, it’s neither good nor bad. It’s a conscious or unconscious judgment we make based on information we have learned from our own experiences or by what we have been taught by others. To further enhance our skills as a leader we must tackle any biases that create negative relationships or impede an inclusive workplace.
With workers from multiple (up to 5) generations now active in the workforce, the potential for misunderstanding, frustration and conflict puts increasing pressure on productivity. To turn that challenge into a competitive advantage, this program applies the M.E.E.T. approach to the complexities of effectively working in and managing a multi-age workforce.
A focus on the concept of assistance within a diversity context and the importance of avoiding stereotypes (and bias - conscious or unconscious) in the workplace.
Sometimes people don’t recognize when and how racial bias is expressed in our society and in day-to-day interactions. Most of us have seen or experienced racial bias in the form of microaggressions, which are subtle, sometimes indirect, and often unintentional behaviors that communicate hostile, derogatory or negative racial messages or assumptions. Although these things may not be intended as racist, they can come across that way.
Leaders can turn the challenge of multiple generations in the workplace into a competitive advantage by applying the concepts of this program to the complexities of managing a multigenerational workforce. Managers gain insights, strategies and skills that help minimize generational conflict, strengthen collaboration and improve teamwork for better results.
Are you curious how diversity can help your team be more innovative and impact your culture? To begin, we need to know that diversity is a term that doesn’t apply to just a few things … like race and gender… diversity also encompasses people from different cultures or regions of the country. Or, it could be people of different ages or educational backgrounds.
Bias impacts how we see candidates and often limits our ability to find and hire the best talent. Why? Because we often make assumptions about the candidates. Everyone makes assumptions about others... it's a natural part of how we interact with each other. Probably more times than we'd like to admit, we let appearances impact the way we think and treat others.
When it comes to interacting with others in the workplace, we all have filters. Our filters are made up of our experiences, our upbringing, beliefs… and so much more. When it comes down to it, these filters impact how we perceive and understand the world around us. The key is learning how to use these filters to our advantage!
How important is it to select diverse candidates? Conventional wisdom says that having team members who are all alike… makes working together easier… and that may be true. But, when it comes to creative and innovative ideas, a diverse team gets better results.
Recognizing that diversity and inclusion go beyond race, gender, ethnicity, etc. They can and often do involve differences in organizational culture, including work styles and schedules, geographic and time-zone differences, occupations, and working on virtual teams.
Workplace stereotyping based on age.
Understanding how “diversity moments” can be created by cross-cultural miscommunication and misunderstandings.
Based on the best-selling M.E.E.T. on Common Ground™, this program will provide your employees with the tools they need to understand and manage their behavior as it relates to others in the workplace. This powerful program uses highly relevant and realistic video scenarios involving common situations, such as inappropriate expressions and jokes, unconscious biases and gossip.
Misunderstanding. Frustration. Conflict. All of these words describe the feelings of employees and team members in a workplace that now employs four generations. This new Straight TALK™ series focuses on the definition and common issues around our multi-generational workforce. Intended for managers and supervisors, this series gets straight to the point by providing easy-to-understand information - directly from Sollah's premiere subject matter experts.
Filters come from your background, choices and life experiences. We all have them. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (F.I.L.T.E.R.) along with thought-provoking questions on better understanding your personal filters. Great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Understanding stereotypes means seeing where assumptions are based on a person belonging to a certain group of people. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (U.N.F.A.I.R.) along with thought-provoking questions on better understanding & addressing stereotypes in the workplace. Great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.