Ask Others If They've Experienced Bias

 

Hearing the phrase "everyone is biased" doesn't have the same poignancy as hearing personal experiences of bias.
 
Because everyone is baised, there is a high chance that everyone has experienced bias. These personal experiences can shed new light on your own biases; especially if the experiences come from someone you interact with every day. 
 
After asking your coworkers or direct reports how bias has affected their lives, you can take these new found perspectives and make the necessary changes to your own life. If there is someone you've had biased feelings towards before, try to correct those actions by getting to know that person better. As you do this, your working environment will be healthier and more productive.

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Unconscious biases are hard to identify, much less know their true impact. Before you can take steps to operate more fairly and effectively at work, you need to get your bearings. Download our latest guide: Seven Misconceptions About Unconscious Bias. 

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