Have you heard of a supercomputer that can run up to 11 million bits of information per second? Actually, you have. It’s your brain. No wonder you’re feeling so tired!
You’re only aware of around 40 of these processes at a time, so it’s great to have the remainder running in the background. But with 11 million of them, the brain is bound to take shortcuts.
Some of these shortcuts take the form of unconscious biases. We all have them. Thanks to our culture, upbringing, and environment, our brain makes decisions for us, without us even realizing. We might favor others whose values are similar to our own, hire someone because of their gender rather than experience, or give a project to a friend instead of someone more suitable. These biases aren’t your fault, but you do need to keep them in check. And that’s what this course is all about.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
• Identify the effects of unconscious bias
• Understand where unconscious bias comes from
• Demonstrate how to overcome unconscious bias
Why take this course?
All of us should take unconscious bias seriously in the interest of fairness. Ignoring biases may have a detrimental effect on other people’s lives, including your colleagues, potential new starters, and customers. Take this course and you’ll soon understand better how to make the world a fairer place.
10 mins | SCORM | Workbook