Category: Unconscious Bias

Why Focusing on Microaggression is a Bad Idea

When people don’t feel welcome at work, the productivity of the entire operation suffers. That’s why you might be surprised to hear us say that organizations shouldn’t focus on microaggressions, those slight and often unintentionally harmful statements that belie offensive stereotypes or remind minority groups of their marginalized status. It’s

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Unconscious Bias in the Workplace SlideShare

[slideshare id=82196204&doc=eli-unconscious-bias-171117051535] Unconscious Bias in the Workplace – What You Need to Know.  What is Unconscious Bias? Unconscious bias occurs when you make spontaneous judgments about people or situations based on your past experiences, culture, background, or exposure to media. These hidden preferences or prejudices can affect nearly every decision

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Six examples of microaggression in the workplace

In the workplace, day-to-day interface among co-workers involves a wide variety of personalities and many different levels of conversation. What happens when those conversations drift toward stereotyping– and in particular, the inconspicuous kind? Even unconsciously, and without intentional bias, comments made by one employee can offend another because of a

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Top posts from the ELI blog in 2016

ELI’s blog provides a variety of helpful resources that address uncivil behavior and offers ideas for you to consider when cultivating a healthy environment in the workplace. As we kick-off a new year, here’s a countdown of ELI’s Top 5 Blog Posts for 2016: 5. So how do I talk

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Implicit Bias Cop Out

The San Francisco Police Department announced on April 28th that all officers will undergo mandatory implicit bias training. The order stems from its recent investigation of outrageous verbal statements and photographic images shared via online communications by members of the police. As examples, black people were referenced as ‘savages” and

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Where does unconscious bias fit within your corporate training?

Many organizations are beginning to understand the magnitude and importance of dealing with unconscious bias, which raises questions about where it best fits within a corporate training program. When handled well, unconscious bias training will help employees challenge their assumptions so they can objectively make decisions that are in the

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What microaggression means for your workplace

Ask five co-workers for a definition of microaggression and you will likely receive five different responses. While people may have a general idea of what microaggression is, many are unsure of its exact meaning. Understanding the definition of microaggression is important but knowing what it means for your workplace is

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Five real-world examples of unconscious bias

Unconscious bias can be a difficult topic to explain. After all, if something is unconscious, how do you even know that it exists? To shed some light on the issue and increase understanding, we’ve put together five real-world examples of unconscious bias. 1. HELP! My video is upside down. Many

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What is unconscious bias?

Unconscious bias occurs when you make spontaneous judgments about people or situations based on your past experiences, culture, background, or exposure to media. It often manifests itself as an impression or gut feeling that shapes your perception, often in ways that are hard to articulate. These hidden preferences or prejudices

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