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Diversity & Inclusion – Raising awareness of unconscious bias

  • 10 October 2019
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I am working on unconscious bias at workplace and how they cann effect on processes and relationships, I am designing a session focused on raising awareness. A part of the differences on gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, politc orientation, do you have in mind more hunderhanded biases or prejudices (e.g. how someone is trendy, beautiful...) ?
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In my opinion you address two separate issues here. The unconscious bias which relates to nature and feelings. At the other hand the underhanded bias which relates to nurtur influances.
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Hi @LD fausta. This is a great question and challenge – did you come up with additional unconscious biases? I do think physical appearance (or beauty bias) is one. Here’s an article with an interesting list: What is unconscious bias in recruitment? This article lists these types of unconscious bias (some are more applicable specifically to recruitment, like contrast bias):

  • affinity bias
  • attribution bias
  • beauty bias
  • conformity bias
  • confirmation bias
  • contrast effect
  • gender bias
  • halo effect
  • horns effect

Did you already have your session? How did it go? 

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