There has been plenty of research to show that we all view things differently. We make instant judgements, sometimes life saving, sometimes dangerous, sometimes prejudiced and sometimes inclusive. These instant judgments are unconscious and based on our experience. We all make them and we all know them to be true.
On this workshop you will learn how those judgments impact on your decision making and how those judgments can sometimes create difficulties. We will enable you to recognise any negative impact of unconscious bias within you and your organisation and develop a strategy to eliminate that negative impact. You will learn more about the implications of unconscious bias, how to recognise it in yourself and others and develop techniques to overcome it. Decision making influenced by unconscious bias can be a costly mistake. Recruiting the wrong staff because we were influenced by how they “fit” can cost thousands in lost productivity and re-recruitment. Promoting or not promoting someone based on unconscious bias can upset a balanced team, lead to performance management issues or even grievances, disciplinary action and legal cases. All of which can damage productivity, moral and hit the bottom line. This workshop aims to eliminate those costly mistakes and maintain your organisation’s reputation.