Learning how to recognize and respond to unconscious bias is an essential skill for today’s managers. You will gain many benefits from creating a respectful workplace that will lead to success in your role as manager. In order to do this, it’s important to understand that unconscious bias can be a negative influence on attitudes and a source to lower productivity to those you manage--including yourself!
Nobody likes to think of themselves as having biases toward others. The fact is many of these biases exist in our society and in our memory and are sometimes expressed unknowingly. By being self-aware and willing to engage with others when bias is unintentionally implied or expressed we can better resolve problems and promote more effective working relationships.