While it’s true that we’re all biased and that unconscious bias is difficult to address, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t work towards creating a better workplace for all. This video shines a light on our behaviors and helps us to acknowledge that we're biased, while resolving to do something about it.
- It's been said that blondes have more fun,…and maybe that's because they have 7% more income…to spend on entertainment.…According to studies,…blonde women on average make 7% more income…over their lifetime than women with brown hair.…In his book Beauty Pays, Daniel Hamermesh,…a professor of economics…at the University of Texas at Austin,…studied the relationship…between personal attributes and economics.…Hamermesh confirmed that skinny people…make more money than overweight people.…
Tall men are promoted more often than short men.…White women are paid more than black women…and much more than Latino women.…Bald men make less money than men with a full head of hair,…yet men in general are paid more than women.…Why does this type of bias happen?…No one sets out to pay brunette women less than blondes,…yet it happens consistently enough…and on a large enough scale for it to be studied.…If someone has an attribute we find favorable,…subconsciously we think that person is good,…and of course we want to associate with good people.…
- Recognize when unconscious bias occurs and why it's important to understand.
- Explore how unconscious bias is relevant in the business worlds.
- Identify three strategies to counteract potential unconscious bias.
- Define confirmation bias.
- Review the meaning of the Halo Effect.
- Explore the effects groupthink can have in a professional setting.