Take control of your own decisions.
Enhance diversity and innovation by mitigating unconscious bias.
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Why is this important?
Unconscious Bias is the biggest disabler of diversity, and number one enemy of innovation
In era where different thinking and innovation power is key to secure bottom-line results, our unconscious preferences for people who are like us severly challenge our intentions to create diversified and inclusive work places.
Therefore, understanding our own unintended preferences, enables us to take full control of business decisions, harness the potential of diversity and create innovative teams.
But to do so, we must become aware of our unconscious bias.
What is ‘unconscious bias’?
Our brain automatically tells us that we are safe with people who look, think and act similar to us.
That was our survival trick on the savannah and still is usefull most of the time today.
The brain uses short-cuts to navigate an incredible amount of information which leads us to make snap decisions about who we prefer and who we avoid.
These automatic preferences and prejudices are what we call ‘biases’. As such, unconscious bias is the #1 contributor to a homogenous work environment and sameness thinking, thus a disabler of diversity and an enemy of innovation.
“If you have a brain you have biases. As a responsible company, believing in inclusive leadership, it is important to us that our managers are aware of when the the auto pilot takes over in decision-making processes.
LIVING INSTITUTE has helped Copenhagen Airport putting diversity and inclusion on the agenda”
Jesper Kiby Denborg, Communications, Copenhagen Airport