Webinar: Are you being biased? You might not even know it
Sponsored by Biz Better Together
16 November 2017
1:30 pm AEST
0 hr 45 min
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We would all like to think that when it comes to the workplace, we approach problems with a well-considered and fair line of reasoning. However, there may be times when unconscious bias might slip into our decision-making and this can lead to personal conflicts and decreased performance.
No one is immune to the potential influence of unconcious bias – so what is it?
According to Diversity Partners:
“There are all sorts of hidden biases – unconscious biases – that can impact our decision-making about who is the best person for the job, among many other decisions we make everyday in business. There’s now extensive research from the fields of business psychology and neuroscience to show we are all biased, even though we like to think that we always apply logic and reason in our decision-making. The reality is we all have these biases so ingrained we hardly notice them.”
While mental shortcuts can help us form helpful habits and learn from past experiences, the downside is that we may be carrying around implicit biases that can affect both our personal and work relationships and cause us to misinterpret situations, or respond with unfair or unhelpful behaviour.
In this webinar we will explore what unconscious bias is, why we all have it and examples of how it might present in the workplace, including ways in which you can identify and avoid implicit biases in decision-making and promote a culture of mindfulness and inclusiveness.
Tune in to hear from Div Pillay, CEO of MindTribes, and Duncan Smith, Principal, ADC Associates on how you can identify and manage unconscious bias in the workplace.
Div Pillay, CEO of MindTribes
Div Pillay, CEO of MindTribes, uniquely gets cultural diversity, being a South African Indian migrant to Australia. She has struggled and thrived with her diversity in both her corporate career and transition to award-winning entrepreneur, launching the next-gen of cultural services, MindTribes in 2013. MindTribes works with large Australian and multinational corporates delivering improved sales, service, utilisation and engagement by ensuring cultural differences do not become a barrier to inclusion and high performance. In 2017, Div and co-founders formed Culturally Diverse Women, working to advance over 80 Victorian women who face barriers as a result of their gender and culture combined.
Duncan Smith, Principal, ADC Associates
Duncan Smith is a highly experienced organisational consultant, regarded internationally as one of the Asia-Pacific region’s most experienced professionals in the area of diversity and inclusion. With close to thirty years of experience with corporations and governments in Australia, the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region, Duncan is particularly known for his ability to work with individuals, groups, and organisations to link OD and diversity initiatives with core performance issues.
Carol Corzo, Head of Inclusion at Bupa Australia & New Zealand
Carol Corzo is a talent management expert and widely regarded as a thought leader in implementing practical solutions to collaboratively promote diversity and inclusion. In her current role as Head of Inclusion at Bupa Australia & New Zealand, Carol has applied people focused strategies to drive change. Drawing on the influence of being an undocumented migrant child in the US in the 80s, Carol cites her family background as an instrumental force in her passionate professional approach towards improving the workplace experience for all individuals.
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