Overcoming Unconscious Bias

Full interview: Re-posted from Institute of Managers and Leaders Leadership Matters Magazine | December 2019 Edition. What is the prevalence of unconscious bias in recruitment and promotion decisions? Both conscious and unconscious biases are prevalent in standard corporate activities, including recruitment and promotion. Unconscious biases are cognitively embedded, revealing themselves in everyday interpersonal interactions, most noticeably by an external other versus oneself and, let us not forget about conscious biases as well. Recruitment and promotion activities in the workplace are obviously areas these heuristics play out frequently. This is quite obvious when we observe and interpret

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