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

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace – What You Need to Know. from Stephen M. Paskoff, Esq. 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,

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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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