Working With An Unconscious Bias

On a daily basis there are literally millions of unconscious employment decisions made under the influence of implicit biases of others, very few of these people would intentionally set out to hurt, upset or make someone feel uncomfortable in the workplace, their actions in the main are unintentional.

This challenging and interactive one day course will allow your teams to understand the impact of unconscious bias, enabling them to become more aware, less unconsciously biased and more inclusive. Allowing them to see the benefits of diversity and difference in getting the job done, by encouraging inclusiveness so that everyone is valued and group differences are embraced.

By the end of the day they will be:

  • Tuning into internal dialogue and understanding the point at which a negative turning point can happen.
  • Taking responsibility for the consequences of banter and changing the outcome into a positive one.
  • Choosing to take control and give a bad feeling a voice when experiencing or observing unacceptable behaviour.

The Human Condition

We all have inherent biases that are built throughout our lives growing up, it’s a human condition, recognising how these biases are created can help us to identify which ones we experience.

Implicit Associations

Exploring how implicit associations can filter our decisions, the impact negatively, and positively of allowing them to define and model our behaviours.

Turning Points

Learning how to tune into their own internal dialogue can really help them identify the point at which an implicit bias rears its head. At this point they can learn to become consciously aware of it, before this moment they had no conscious control of the thought, but they do have conscious control of their behaviours.

But it’s just Banter isn’t it?

When the voice shows its face – implicit bias has the most potential to do the most damage, when it shows up outside their heads into their behaviours this is something they each have to learn to recognise, take responsibility for the consequences and recognise how they could choose a more positive behaviour and outcome.

How to give a Bad Feeling a Voice

We all have the ability to make choices, we all get to choose our behaviours, and they aren’t as automatic as you think. There is evidence to suggest that we all experience an element of socially conformity and are influenced by the group, whether the group has a positive or negative they are equally powerful.

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Working with Unconcious Bias