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Understanding our Biases

We hear opinions, not facts, and most things we see are perspectives, not always the truth.

When we are committed to cultivating a culture of inclusion in our workplace, it’s essential to understand our biases and how they play a part in what we see and hear.

To understand our biases, we need to undertake three key steps 👇🏽

Awareness: Ensure you ask a few trusted colleagues or friends who are different from you to call you out if they believe your bias has shown up. Sometimes, we don’t see it ourselves and need a nudge. This includes recruiting people with very similar characteristics to organising events without representation.

Education: Engage in learning about different cultures, perspectives, and experiences. The Cultural Intelligence assessments can help you identify your cultural awareness gaps and how to address them. Workshops and coaching can also help provide various strategies. DM me if you need help with any of these things.

Patterns of behaviour: Actively intervene when you notice biased behaviour. This could involve speaking up, asking questions, or offering alternative perspectives to counteract the bias.

If you practice these three steps frequently, you’ll start to notice bias in everyday decisions, allowing you to intervene as most

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