Unconscious Bias: Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential ™.
Bias is a natural part of the human condition—of how the brain works. Every day, your leaders and your workforce are faced with countless bits of information while making decisions that range from the pragmatic to the strategic. As they confront more and more information—requiring them to act quickly while considering varying perspectives—they are primed to rely on biased thinking. Why? Because unconscious biases are shortcuts that help our brains compensate for overload. This affects how we make decisions, engage with others, and respond to various situations and circumstances, often limiting potential, inhibiting performance, and leading to poor decision-making.
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