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Tips for Rooting Out Bias in Yourself and Your Organization

Tips for Rooting Out Bias in Yourself and Your Organization

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The roots of bias

Bias exists, in part, because our brains naturally seek shortcuts for understanding our complicated world. We categorize things we encounter in life (including people) and then absorb “cultural knowledge” (including societal beliefs and attitudes toward different groups of people...

  • Don’t try to ignore difference. Instead, it’s important to recognize difference and work to decrease your stereotypical responses.
  • Learn your history. A better understanding of systemic causes of racism, for example, can motivate people to revise th...

  • Uncover places within your organization where workers are evaluated from a personal rather than objective perspective.
  • Stay open to listening to people within your organization who may challenge the usual way of doing things, recognizing that you may...

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