Knowing we are all biased may be a hard pill to swallow. It is not a question of if we are biased, but knowing which bias is at play is the first step to awareness. With that understanding we can then make a conscious choice to shift thinking which in turn allows us to change behavior. To understand bias, we have to understand that not all biases are the same. Within the umbrella of unconscious bias, there are various (over 150!) types of biases that can show up in your space and effect productivity and team moral within the workplace.1 With that, let’s get into a breakdown of a few of the most common biases so you know how to identify them when they arise:2
Now that you have an understanding as to the types of biases that most commonly occur, keep an eye out for next month’s blog “Now What? Best Tips and Practices in dealing with Unconscious Bias” to learn how to address such biases in the workplace.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Expert, Dr. Amy S. Tolbert, CSP, specializes in helping individuals expand productivity and organizations increase profitability through facilitated experiential learning, leadership development and global business communications.
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