From making a first impression to getting a promotion, we are all perpetrators, and victims, of unconscious bias. So, how we can change the habits
UNCONSCIOUS BIAS RESOURCE CENTRE
It’s an uncomfortable truth that the vast majority of us has unconscious or ‘implicit’ biases, soaked up from our individual life experiences and the world around us. An online test, spearheaded by a team of social psychologists, has attempted to lift the veil on our underlying attitudes — making the unconscious conscious in regard to our beliefs about individuals based on everything from their race, class, age and gender, to their sexuality, disability and even body size. Becoming aware is an important step. But it’s the action we take in response to that new awareness that truly has the power to enhance diversity and inclusion levels in our workplaces — from who we hire, promote, mentor and sponsor, to how we build our networks.
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UNCONSCIOUS BIAS: MOST READ
Head of Diversity and Inclusion for M&G and previous Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Barclays PLC, Mark McLane has led conversations at board
UNCONSCIOUS BIAS: THOUGHT LEADERS
The president of techUK asks ‘Where are all the others?’ and suggests that we all ask this question when faced with an absence of diversity.
Strat House founders, Rachel Clarke and Melanie Welsh discuss how their ‘future workplace now’ approach is helping to break the cycle of bias.
The CEO of Business Banking is a driving force behind Barclays’ strive for gender parity and elevating more women to positions of power.
UNCONSCIOUS BIAS: TAKING ACTION
In working to eliminate your biases, look at what you commit to paper, being mindful of the power of words and their impact.
In a nutshell, being an inclusive leader is one of the most powerful things you can do for your team – supporting and making all
This workbook offers an introduction to the principles of diverse and inclusive leadership and identifies the six key traits inherent in it. Use it to help you to embark on – or propel forward – your journey to inclusive leadership, to benefit you, your team and your organisation.
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