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Is My Bias Showing? The Most Common Biases

most common biases

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 morale 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 of the types of biases that most commonly occur, keep an eye out for next month’s blog “Dealing with Unconscious Bias” to learn how to address such biases in the workplace.


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Amy S. Tolbert,.P.h.D., and Certified Speaking Professional is the founder and principal of ECCO International (Energizing Cultural Change in Organizations). She specializes in creating inclusive cultures through online courses, keynote presentations, and facilitated workshops and training. She is the author of Reversing the Ostrich Approach to Diversity: Pulling Your Head Out of the Sand.

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  1. Choate, Andrea. Neuroleadership Lessons: Recognizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

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