If you have a brain, you are biased
The human body sends 11 million bits per second to the brain for processing, yet the conscious mind is able to process only 40-50 of them…
We process more unconsciously than consciously. Our brains do this because they must.
We all have unconscious biases. The brain relies on those mental shortcuts, stereotypes, and prejudice to survive and deal with the world around.
This human organ is powerful but subject to limitations. Very often operating on autopilot. Imagine what impact it may have on you, your organization, personal life, and decision-making processes? Huge! So, where to start?
Awareness and unconscious bias training is always the first step – identifying the types of bias likely to be widespread in your life is key. Once you know which type of bias you are dealing with, you can put some strategies in place and start making more thoughtful decisions.
But the training-only approach is not enough. Inclusion is one of the most important things to be mindful of, and thus changes need to happen regarding processes, systems, structures, office interiors, performance reviews, recruitment standards, onboarding, etc.
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The question is not if you have bias but which are yours.