It’s human nature.
It’s important that we recognise this so that we can begin to address it.
The ability to recognise and combat unconscious bias is crucial to prevent it from interfering with decision-making and leaving its mark on employee well-being, team dynamics and business success.
According to Forbes, “workers who reported experiencing workplace bias were 33% more likely to feel alienated, 34% more likely to withhold ideas and solutions, and 80% would not refer people to their employer.”
This is why it is essential that employers and employees alike are aware of how unconscious bias operates – and how to minimise its impact.
As experts in identifying and tackling problems of bias in the workplace – our personalised workshops and training programs help organisations to recognise, challenge and alleviate the impact of unconscious bias on business decisions.
Our bespoke workshops include:
Driven by decades of experience and research, individuals in your organisation will be equipped with proven actions to mitigate and tackle bias.
Our innovative digital platform enhances the training experience and provides actionable insights. This also allows us to better understand exactly how bias is impacting your organisation – so we can focus on your unique strengths and areas for improvement.
Our experts, who are trained psychologists, bring a depth of knowledge and experience to our programs.
Unlike generic, off-the-shelf programs that often fail to make a lasting impact, our unconscious bias workshops are powered by personalised insights.
Before the training even begins, we turn to the people within your organisation.
Through our unique digital platform, we gather valuable feedback and insights from your employees.
Our expert psychologists then analyse this feedback, allowing them to tailor your workshop sessions to address your unique issues directly.
This personalised approach allows participants to connect with the material on a personal level, providing them with both a wider understanding of unconscious bias – and personalised guidance to tackle their own specific biases.
As a result, individuals are more likely to internalise and action the lessons learned through the program and work on mitigating unconscious biases in their work lives.
Tackling unconscious bias in the workplace has clear benefits for organisations.
It can lead to positive advancements, such as:
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Managing unconscious bias starts with introspection.
Our workshops encourage individuals to reflect on their own biases and how they might impact their decision-making and interactions with others.
By developing self-awareness, employees can become more conscious of the automatic assumptions they make and the potential impact this can have on others in their environment.
When we allow biases to seep into different stages of the decision-making process, it can lead to equality and diversity issues within an organisation.
In our workshops, we arm attendees so that they can work within your organisation to mitigate the impact of bias on business decisions.
A key aspect of managing unconscious bias is adopting practical tools and techniques to interrupt bias in action.
The workshops we offer introduce participants to simple yet effective methods to challenge biases in business situations, acting as a safeguard in decision-making.
Language plays a crucial role in shaping perceptions and reinforcing biases.
Our workshops emphasise the importance of using inclusive language that respects individuals’ diverse backgrounds and experiences.
By implementing inclusive communication practices, your organisation can promote a culture of respect and acceptance.
To sustain all the efforts in managing unconscious bias, it is essential to establish accountability at all levels of the business.
Our workshops help employers and employees alike to understand their role in creating an inclusive workplace and encourage them to hold themselves and others accountable for addressing their bias.
By participating in our unconscious bias workshops, your organisation will benefit from our evidence-based practices and expert guidance from our team of business psychologists.
We customise our workshops to address your unique challenges and provide actionable recommendations to create lasting behaviour change.
When it comes to addressing people’s unconscious thoughts and opinions – that affect themselves and others in the workplace – no one-size-fits-all approach is going to be enough.
The term ‘toxic work environment’ is not one any senior leadership team wants to hear. Yet unconscious bias could inadvertently put your working environment at risk.
A study found that employees identify a toxic work environment as including bullying (46%), passive-aggressive communications (46%), cliquey behaviour (37%), and blatant favouritism for certain colleagues by those within a more senior role (35%).
The negative impact of unconscious bias could contribute to a toxic work environment under these definitions.
The same study also found that more than half of respondents (56%) would quit their job if they felt the workplace culture was not good.
With unconscious bias impacting every workplace in different ways, it’s important to tackle it in a way that is unique to each organisation. Personalised workshops and training are crucial to minimise its impact and maximise lasting behavioural change.
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As pioneers in the field of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), we stand out with a legacy of creating fair workplace cultures, leadership coaching and development centres dating back to our establishment in 1984.
Our DEI programs are backed by business psychology and driven by in-house research conducted by our team of expert psychologists.
We work with organisations in over 50 countries to achieve their organisation goals, embracing the power of diversity for a better, more effective workplace.
Empowering your business to tackle unconscious bias independently is one of our key objectives.
Our ‘Train The Trainer’ program has proven to be a successful route for many organisations looking to create an in-house unconscious bias program.
Through this program, we provide your trainers with comprehensive training and resources, equipping them with the knowledge and tools necessary to facilitate unconscious bias workshops internally.
This approach allows for even greater flexibility in scheduling and reach, so that your organisation can continue addressing unconscious bias in-house.
If your organisation is ready to take its DEI journey to the next level, our cutting-edge PK:DIGITAL platform is here to revolutionise your approach.
As a research-backed DEI training software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, PK:DIGITAL provides a digital avenue for remote, self-serve training at scale. It’s perfect for organisations eager to drive further change efficiently and effectively.
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