Perhaps one of the men here would like to make it.

“Thanks for the suggestion, Miss Triggs. Perhaps one of the men here would like to make it.” Funny and not funny – because it really does happen like this, although not as obviously. From Punch Magazine.

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Using Gamification to Uncover Unconscious Biases in the Workplace

As we work to create more inclusive environments in our workplaces, one area that may be overlooked is our unconscious biases, and gamification may provide a way to make an impact and spread awareness in a safe and nonthreatening way. Read the entire article here!

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Yikes! Is Your Investigator More Biased Than You Think?

Is Your Investigator More Biased Than You Think? Part I: How Unconscious Bias Can Disrupt Your Workplace Investigations Article from the National Law Review. “The topic of unconscious bias is often cited when considering ways companies can improve their diversity and inclusion efforts by recruiting and retaining diverse talent. It’s also critically relevant in the context of conducting workplace investigations because …

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Intentions aren’t good enough – new article!

Just saw this new article in The Atlantic. It reminds me of our 4th strategy in Defeating Unconscious Bias – Act As If the Bias Doesn’t Exist.  Read here. “There are a lot of people who are very sincere in their renunciation of prejudice,” she said. “Yet they are vulnerable to habits of mind. Intentions aren’t good enough.” The woman, …

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Ouch! rated “Outstanding” in Yale workshops

Yale announces more Ouch! workshops. Excerpts from YaleNews – post: … titled “OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts,” will be held Friday, Nov. 4. The workshop will help participants understand the impact of stereotypes and biased statements, identify the most common reasons people sit silently in the face of bias and stereotypes, and enhance skills for speaking up against stereotypes. The workshops help promote …

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SMILE on Huffington Post

Reggie Wilson, the star of SMILE Customer Service is in the news this summer. A wonderful article by Kay Kinton, guest contributor, at Huffington Post. Link to the article and to our favorite customer service video, SMILE!  Your Gift to the World I left Starbucks this morning in tears, my usual coffee in one hand and a gift from a stranger in …

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THE GREATEST OBSTACLES TO DEFEATING UNCONSCIOUS BIAS

THE GREATEST OBSTACLES TO DEFEATING UNCONSCIOUS BIAS by Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D. A few weeks ago, I surveyed my contacts around the question: What do you see as the biggest single obstacle to defeating unconscious bias? About 100 of you responded and here are the results: 49.3% said that the biggest obstacle is reluctance to admit we have a bias. 4.8%  felt …

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If Unconscious Bias Is the Root Problem, How Do We Uproot It?

Important article at Huffington Post by Caroline Turner @DifferenceWORKS President Obama has said it out loud, noting that “there are biases — some conscious and unconscious — that have to be rooted out.” Many commentators, including me, have pointed to unconscious bias (rather than overt racism) as what underlies the ongoing racial tension in our country. It also deprives organizations …

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28,000 Federal Employees Forced To Confront Their Bias

Article about unconscious bias training for Federal Employees. 28,000 Federal Employees Forced To Confront Their Bias 28,000 Federal Employees Forced To Confront Their Bias As police departments across the country conduct implicit bias training for their officers, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is making sure that 28,000 of its own employees receive the same instruction. On Monday, the department announced …

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