From your readings this week you became aware that unconscious bias influences individuals at different levels of management. They act as hidden drivers which can harm business decisions. The detrimental effects can range from messing up with the workplace diversity and turnover rate to promoting an incoherent culture in organization. In addition, they hinder innovativeness, creativity, cohesiveness, and inclusivity in the workplace. Unconscious biases can undermine the recruitment and individual development efforts in an organization, thereby creating a narrow pool of people.
In this week’s discussion, you will address the following:
- What steps have you taken in your organization to bring awareness to unconscious biases?
- How are you as a leader identifying where your unconscious bias lies.
- What steps are you taking so unconscious biases can be removed.