Unconscious Bias: 03. Overcoming Unconscious Bias

Course overview

Unconscious bias is a result of our brain’s natural processes. In fact, it’s what allows us to make quick decisions, even with limited information. However, in a successful and ethical work environment, we still have to limit the decisions that we make unconsciously. The reality is that it’s difficult to overcome biases, because it intuitively feels correct when you reach a conclusion based on them. It’s hard to recognize when to fix something that doesn’t feel wrong. In this program, we’ll talk about how to address this situation. We’ll go over ways to become more aware of your bias blind spots. Then, we’ll discuss how to overcome those unconscious biases, turning them into conscious, intentional thoughts and decisions.
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