Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias cycle
Make the unconscious conscious. Our biases are wired in to who we are as human beings; we cannot reduce them on demand as they happen naturally.

Our biases are part of who we are, based on our cumulative life experiences and how we see the world. The human brain is lazy, and makes shortcuts based on stereotypes. What we can do however, is be aware of them and understand how they may be influencing our decisions without us even realising it.

Through our unconscious bias training we can introduce your organisation to the concept of unconscious bias and provide examples relative to your industry which challenge participants to think about how their biases. We will provide general mechanisms/interventions for mitigating and reducing the effects of bias within the organisation. For smaller classes we can go into more detail for the areas of the organisation within which workshop attendees work.

Contact us to find out how we can help you learn about the impact of bias on your organisation and how to develop methods to reduce it in order to create an inclusive working environment.

“Unconscious bias refers to a bias that we are unaware of, and which happens outside of our control. It is a bias that happens automatically and is triggered by our brain making quick judgments and assessments of people and situations, influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences”

— (ECU: 2013 Unconscious bias in higher education)