Bias is a prejudice toward one thing, person, or group compared with another. Bias is part of human evolutionary wiring designed to originally keep us safe and secure in unknown and harmful environments. However, while the world has evolved some of our biases – conscious or unconscious – have not, and thus can result in harmful perspectives, decisions, and actions toward individuals and organizations.
Imagine a workplace where people of all colors and races are able to climb every rung of the corporate ladder…Learn More
Simple changes can give big results Equity expert Sara Sanford offers a certified playbook that helps companies go beyond good intentions, using a data-driven standard to actively counter unconscious bias and foster gender equity -- by changing how workplaces operate, not just how people think. https://www.ted.com/talks/sara_sanford_how_to_design_gender_bias_out_of_your_workplace This video is shared under a Creative Commons license (BY-NC-ND 4.0). Please visit Ted.com. This TED Talk originally took place at TEDxSeattle, an independent event.Learn More
From the things we say to the actions we take each day, our world- and that of business- is comprised of thousands of decisions, both big and small. How we come to make those decisions is the result of intuition and analysis and, in most cases, influenced by biases that we may or may not be aware of. We know about blind spots in decision making, mostly because of the work of ES collaborators Max Bazerman and Ann Tenbrunsel. A recent graph published in Business Insider: Australia,Â and included below,Â depicts additional biases that all would be wise to learn and attempt…Learn More
The purpose of this article is to discuss several key cognitive biases and their effects on decision making within strategic innovation management as well as how to minimize their effects so that team members can contribute optimally to the fuzzy innovation process. They are essential in understanding and managing appropriately to ensure your innovation outputs are most suitable to your challenges and problems identified, rather than being decided upon by instantaneous emotional instinct without objective reflection. By the end of this article, you will learn: How to identify key innovation related cognitive biases How to challenge them How to make…Learn More
Are you using your own judgment? Are you sure? Conformity bias refers to our tendency to take cues for proper behavior in most contexts from the actions of others rather than exercise our own independent judgment. This video shows how conformity bias works, and how to maintain independence in the face of the pressure to conform.Learn More
This video from Ethics Unwrapped introduces the idea of the "overconfidence bias." You may have heard that most drivers rate their driving skill as above-average. The idea also applies to acting ethically. The overconfidence bias is our tendency to be more confident in our ability to act ethically than is objectively justified by our abilities and moral character.Learn More
Everyone has biases, whether they consciously know it or not. Implicit bias exists when people unconsciously hold attitudes toward others or associate stereotypes with them. Implicit bias is an active area of research, and you can test your own biases after watching this video.Learn More