an introduction for managers
The idea of unconscious bias is often misunderstood.
People might not understand where unconscious bias ends and conscious discrimination starts. They might think that it solely relates to how we think about other people. And yet, ultimately, unconscious bias is simultaneously much simpler and much more complex than those common misunderstandings might lead you to believe.
At its root, unconscious bias relates to how we make decisions about anything, not just people.
It’s important to get a grasp of the concept for several reasons. First of all, it will improve your own thinking and reactions to the world around you. Secondly, it will help you manage employees. And finally, it will develop your strategic thinking.
This short book (22 pages!) will provide you with a concrete understanding of what unconscious bias is, its impact in the workplace, and how you can address it.