Program

Oral
OR27-41-6

Beyond Bias. Managing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

[Speaker] May, Glenda:1
1:CareerMatch (Australia)

As we strive for equality and diversity in our workplaces, it becomes even more critical to understand the impact of unconscious bias. Our unconscious biases are pervasive and affect our decision-making with respect to hiring, performance appraisals, evaluations, team-building, choosing friends and careers.
This presentation will cover the psychology of unconscious bias and the types of unconscious bias: affinity bias, stereotype threat, perception, confirmation bias, implicit assumptions. It will examine the research on how our biases can affect decisions regarding our everyday actions and interactions. Finally we discuss proven bias-countering strategies in the workplace
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