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.

Download our guide, Manage Your Biases to Better Manage Your Team, to learn some strategies for identifying your biases as a leader and what you can do to manage them.

 

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